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Box - Wood, German, Centennial International Exhibition, 1888-1889 Object Reg. No: HT 3434

Summary:
German made, cylindrical wooden box decorated with a transfer print image of the (Royal) Exhibition Building. It was purchased as as souvenir of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition (MCIE) by the donor's great-uncle, of Yarraville. The MCIE was held in the (Royal) Exhibition Building from 1 August 1888 to 31 January 1889.
Description:
Cylindrical wooden box with removable lid. Object has black printed image of the (Royal) Exhibition Building with text underneath.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Campbell Busch, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 86 mm (Height), 75 mm (Width), 75 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Lid is 75mm width and 25mm in height

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Tagged with: souvenirs, exhibitions, keepsakes, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, timber products
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: Souvenirs
Inscriptions: Text: CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION MELBOURNE 1888./ MADE IN GERMANY
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889
Place & Date Made: Germany, 1888

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