Black & white photograph of guests at a function to commemorate the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone for the Exhibition Building, including a descendant of Hon William Clarke, taken 19 February 1979. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Sir George Bowen, Governor of the Colony of Victoria, on 19 February 1879. Hon William Clarke was Chairman Exhibition Commissioner, 1880-1881.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.

Description of Content

A view of a group of five people, two women and three men, standing in front of a wall covered in framed pictures.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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