Item #128959 Australian Commonwealth Celebrations. The Government of Victoria requests the honour of the presence of [Mr & Mrs A. Leane (manuscript insertion in ink)] at the Royal Review at Flemington on Friday the 10th of May 1901. Australian Federation Invitation.

Australian Commonwealth Celebrations. The Government of Victoria requests the honour of the presence of [Mr & Mrs A. Leane (manuscript insertion in ink)] at the Royal Review at Flemington on Friday the 10th of May 1901

Melbourne, Sands & McDougall Limited, 1901.

An attractive invitation card (later matted, framed and glazed, visible image size 230 × 300 mm) featuring a chromolithographic design inset with sepia-toned illustrations (from photographs) 'set into the border. The border is vividly decorated with flags, shields and a large coat of arms. The photographic images depict various scenes of Flemington in Melbourne, in addition to two separate portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. Illustrations of military servicemen on foot and horseback flank the central block of text' (Museum Victoria). Exposure to light has resulted in uniform fading (in particular, of the manuscript insertion, and of any red to pink); overall, in excellent condition.

Item #128959

Price (AUD): $300.00

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