This is a sepia coloured postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the south west facade with the garden in the foreground, circa 1910. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Saxony by AGJ possibly as part of the Rembrandt Series.

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 toned postcard with a cream embossed border around the image. The photograph shows the Exhibition Building from the south west with the garden in the foreground. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused but has been damaged on the reverse, suggesting it may have been pasted into an album or similar.

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