This is a black & white postcard of the south east facade of the Exhibition Building and four other views of Melbourne, circa 1905. The postcard shows Princes Bridge, Parliament House and two unidentified street scenes in Melbourne. The card, published by the Galleon Press, was sent to Miss EJ Blackwell of West Hobart, Tasmania.

Although the postcard has no date or postmark the style of artwork dates it to the Edwardian period. The images of Melbourne, showing horse & buggies, cable trams & men wearing hats confirm that it is definitely pre 1920.

The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Australia until 1905.

Physical Description

A black & white photograph of the Exhibition Building and four other views of Melbourne on a floral background with white edges on the card. On the reverse there is a handwritten message in black ink from a niece to her aunt in West Hobart. The stamp has been removed. The card is postmarked Melbourne, April 15, year is illegible.

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