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Postcard - Eastern Facade & Forecourt, Exhibition Building, Valentine & Sons, Melbourne, circa 1915 Reg. No: SH 960213
- This is a colour tinted postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade from Nicholson Street circa 1915. The photograph shows the French Fountain and several statues, people walking in the grounds, the Eastern Annexe, electricity poles, lamp posts and the tram line on Nicholson Street. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Great Britain by Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.
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 colour tinted photograph of the eastern forecourt of the Exhibition Building in 1915. The photograph shows the French Fountain and several statues, people walking in the grounds, the Eastern Annexe, electricity poles, lamp posts and the tram line on Nicholson Street. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
|Dimensions:||87 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, keepsakes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, fountains, statues, postcards, buildings|
|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: Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
Reverse, text: POST CARD./ PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN; THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION; THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN HERE; The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd.,; 20-2
|Publisher:||Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915|
|Printer:||Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1915|