View from the eastern balcony over the Italian and French Courts in the Great Hall at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens, between 1 October 1880 and 30 April 1881.

The French piano displays of Pleyel, Wolff & Company and Philippe Henri Herz can be seen extending westward along the eastern nave on the southern side, while the exhibits of Villeroy & Bosch in the Germany Court can just be seen in the lower right of the photograph. Under the southern balcony area, and on the balcony level itself, can be seen examples of French decorative arts and sculpture.

Description of Content

International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1880. Interior view of the Exhibition Building showing the French decorative arts and pianos in the Great Hall.

Physical Description

Monochrome, landscape format, albumen photograph.

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