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Postcard - Town Hall & Exhibition Building, WT Pater, Melbourne, 1908 Object Reg. No: SH 960260

Summary:
This is a colour postcard featuring an image of the Melbourne Town Hall and an image of the Exhibition Building from south west in 1908. The postcard, which is unused, was made by WT Pater, printers & stationers and is decorated with the flags and crests of Australia and the United States of America.

The postcard was most likely produced to celebrate the Great White Fleet's visit to Melbourne in 1908.
Description:
A colour postcard showing pictures of Melbourne Town Hall, Exhibition Building, flag and crest of USA, flag and crest of Australia, decorative surrounds and wattle design. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. Printed at the top, centre of the card are the initials WTP inside a floral diamond. This is the trademark of WT Pater, printers and stationers. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jillian Gengoult Smith
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 136 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: correspondence, exterior views, great white fleet, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, united states fleet visit to melbourne 1908, united states navy, postcards, buildings, civic mementoes
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: TOWN HALL MELBOURNE; EXHIBITION BLDG, MELB.; W.T.P. COPYRIGHT
Reverse, text: POST CARD/ WTP; Stamp Here; Printed in Australia; THIS SPACE FOR CORRESPONDENCE; NAME AND ADDRESS
Publisher: W.T. Pater, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908
Place & Date Depicted: City of Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908
Printer: W.T. Pater, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908

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