Postcard featuring sepia image of view on Spring Street Melbourne from Parliament and includes a handwritten message.
It is one of sixty seven postcards dated from the 5 January 1904 to 16 April 1907, all addressed to James Baird Scott and his family living in Paisley, Scotland. Fifty three of the cards are sent from Victoria, Australia, by Marion Flinn and her family and feature Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, scenes from Victoria and New South Wales. Fourteen postcards are sent from various international locations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Singapore and western Europe apparently by extended members of James Baird's family either holidaying or working.
Sepia postcard, with image of Spring Street, Melbourne, by Robert Jolley. Image displays a street scene with men in suits and horse carriage. Hand writing around the image. Reverse side with hand written address and a quater of a date stamp. Stamps were removed.
This collection of early 20th century postcards provides an invaluable pictorial record of urban and rural landscapes in Melbourne,Victoria and New South Wales. It also captures the social and political attitudes and observations of one Melbourne family, relating to domestic and social life, literature, politics, and Australian culture. Themes such as nationalism, the postiion of women and prejudices surrounding Aboriginal Australians, global shipping and communication are also referenced by both the visual iconography and the commentary on the postcards.
Donation from Moreen Shields, Jun 2011
Printed: Robert Jolley, Melb. Spring Street, Melbourne Handwritten text: 16.3.1904 'My dear Anna- Were you not surprised to see all those stamps on your last card I had spent too much time on the plan of our house and when I got the length of the post office I was ¼ hour late and had to pay extra. Wasn't I a naughty extravagant old lady? I didn't mind for I am only too happy to have two dear little girls to chat with not to mention your dear father who is a great favourite of mine. and whom you must be very good to if you would please me. I like this view of our city. It looks a bit of the old country- love from cousin Marion' Miss Anna Scott 2 Mc Intyre Place Paisley Scotland
Type of item
140 mm (Width), 89 mm (Height)