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Postcard - 'A Joyous Christmas', Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, WT Pater, Melbourne, circa 1909 Reg. No: SH 960687
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)|
|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|
|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|