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96/150/1-124 Postcard (1 of 809), photograph mechanical print, 'Katoomba, Blue Mountain-NSW', paper, G. Giovanardi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1908. Click to enlarge.

Postcard 'Katoomba, Blue Mountain-NSW'

Made
This postcard is part of a collection made by Amy and Lindy Hall of West Maitland, New South Wales, between 1905 and 1925. Consisting of over 750 postcards, mainly of Australian and United Kingdom scenes, it was donated to the Museum by Cedric Bullard in the late 1960s. These postcards are among some of the earliest picture postcards produced by private companies in Australia. Even though the private printing of postcards was allowed in 1898, few were collected prior to the 1905 decision to …

Summary

Object No.

96/150/1-124

Object Statement

Postcard (1 of 809), photograph mechanical print, 'Katoomba, Blue Mountain-NSW', paper, G. Giovanardi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1908

Physical Description

A postcard, photo mechanical print of the Jamieson Valley and the Three Sisters in Katoomba. The front of the postcard features a coloured drawing of a cliff with shrubs and trees on its top and at its base. In the 11mm white border beneath the image there is text in black ink on the left reading 'Jamieson Valley and the"Three Sisters.'. Below this 'Sole agent: G. Giovanardi-Sydney. NO 17.' and on the right 'Katoomba, Blue Mountain-N.S.W.'.

On the reverse of the postcard there is a message to the recipient 'Miss Linda Hall' dated July 1908. In the top right corner on the reverse there is a 1 pence New South Wales postage stamp in red featuring the New South Wales coat of arms. Postmarked 'illeg'.

Dimensions

Height

90 mm

Width

140 mm

History

Notes

This postcard was sent to Linda Hall, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia in 1908.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Postcard 'Katoomba, Blue Mountain-NSW' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2022, <https://ma.as/427013>

Wikipedia

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