This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing the south west facade with trees and a fence in the foreground, circa 1911. The postcard, which is unused, features a photograph by WH Cooper, Royal Arcade, Melbourne.

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 black & white photograph of the south west facade of the Exhibition Building with trees, shrubs and a wrought iron fence 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.

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