Series VPRS 840
Photograph Albums of Individuals Associated with the 1888 International Exhibition Melbourne
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Date Range: Series 1888 - 1888
  Series in Custody 1888 - 1888
  Contents 1888 - 1888
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1888 - 1888 Trustees, Exhibition Building VA 1070
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1996 - cont Council of the Museum of Victoria (from 1997 known as Museums Board of Victoria and from 1998 also known as Museum Victoria) VA 3152
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  • How to use the Records
    Order volumes by referring to the listings in Access the Records.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of photograph albums created by the Trustees of the Exhibition Building (VA 1070) for the 1888 International Exhibition. It is unclear why the volumes were created but it is thought that the images were taken for security purposes.

    Photographs are grouped together 16 to a page under a number of headings. Headings in each volume are:

    Unit 1, P0 consignment:
    - Commissioner's Staff
    - Contractors
    - Contractors Attendants
    - Exhibitors Attendants
    - Fire Brigade
    - Press

    Unit 2, P0 Consignment
    - New South Wales Court
    - New Zealand Court
    - South Australia
    - Queensland Court
    - Exhibition Attendants

    Unit 3, P0 consignment
    - Victorian Court
    - Victorian Exhibitors
    - Fine Arts

    Unit 4, P0 Consignment
    - German Exhibitors
    - German Court
    - Minor Courts
    - French Courts
    - American Court
    - Austrian Court

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each photograph has been numbered. Each volume contains a number of contents pages scattered throughout it which identifies each individual within the category.

    It would appear that at least one other volume may have been created in this series as unit 2 in the P0 consignment commences with the category "Victorian Court (contiued)" . No other photographs associated with this category exist in the remaining 3 volumes. The existence of this volume is unknown.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1888 - 1888 Open 4
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