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Postcard - 'A Joyous Christmas', Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, WT Pater, Melbourne, circa 1909 Object Reg. No: SH 960687

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the dome of the building through the Carlton Gardens, circa 1909. The postcard, which was sent as a Christmas greeting in 1909, was published by WT Pater.

The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
Description:
A black & white photograph showing the dome of the Exhibition Building through the Carlton Gardens. The view is looking along a pathway that is fenced on either side. There is a white statue in the centre of the image. The photograph is surrounded by a wide white border. On the reverse of the card there is a handwritten address in black ink. In the centre is the trademark of WT Pater.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, gardens, postcards, christmas cards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: The Carlton Gardens.; A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
Reverse, text: POST CARD; W.T.P.; This Space may be used for Correspondence; This Space for Address Only; Printed/ in/ Germany
Reverse, handwritten: Dear Warren,/ wishing you a Merry Xmas/ & a glad New Year/ from your loving/ sister; Xmas 1909.
Publisher: W.T. Pater, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1909
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1909
Date Used: 1909

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