This is a sepia coloured postcard of the Exhibition Building showing a view from south west circa 1910. The postcard, which is unused, was made by JS Pty 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.

Physical Description

A sepia coloured photograph of the Exhibition Building taken from the south west corner with garden beds and mature trees in the foreground. The sky has a dappled effect. Western facade obscured by trees. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.

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