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Postcard - Exhibition Building & Views of Melbourne, Valentine's Series, Melbourne, circa 1915 Object Reg. No: SH 960518

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of Melbourne showing the south west facade of the Exhibition Building and five other views of Melbourne, including two views of the Yarra River, Princes Bridge, Malvern Gardens and Hawthorn Bridge. The postcard, which has a handwritten inscription and address on the reverse, was printed in Great Britain by Valentine & Sons as part of the Valentine's Series.

Although the postcard has no date or postmark the imagery of Melbourne, showing horse & buggies and men wearing hats, allows the card to be dated to pre 1920. Further confirmation of this date can be found from the era of street lighting depicted & the type of cable tram seen in the Princes Bridge photograph, which operated no later than 1927.
Description:
A colour tinted postcard depicting a the south west facade of the Exhibition Building as well as five other views of Melbourne: View of the Yarra, River Yarra, Princes Bridge, The Gardens at Malvern, Hawthorn Bridge. In the centre of the postcard there is a picture of some wattle in flower. On the reverse is a handwritten inscription in purple ink. There is no date or postmark.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jillian Gengoult Smith, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 134 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards, buildings, exterior views
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: VIEW ON THE YARRA, MELBOURNE.; EXHIBITION BUILDINGS, MELBOURNE.; MELBOURNE.; RIVER YARRA, MELBOURNE; PRINCES BRIDGE, MELBOURNE.; THE GARDENS, MALVERN NEAR MELBOURNE; HAWTHORN BRIDGE, MELBOURNE
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This space may be used for communication; The Address only to be written/ here; Printed/ In/ Great/ Britain; VALENTINE'S SERIES.
Reverse, handwritten: 3421/500; AEF/AL/AP/-; Miss Marion May Seater/ Serviceton/ Victoria
Publisher: Valentine & Sons Ltd., Germany, circa 1915
Place Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915
Place Depicted: Yarra River
Place Depicted: Princes Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place Depicted: Hawthorn Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place Depicted: Malvern Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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