This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade and southern driveway with an iron fence in the foreground, circa 1910. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Great Britain.

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 colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern forecourt and southern driveway with a tree and two fences in the foreground. The photograph is tinted blue, green and pink. 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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