Centennial International Exhibition Parade

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Title

Centennial International Exhibition Parade

Subject

centennial, Centennial International Exhibition, Collins Street, crowd, exhibition, floats, float, industry, international exhibition, Melbourne, parade, procession, showcase, parades, processions, street parade, trade banners, banner, banners, Victoria, World Fair, Samuel Calvert, engravings, engraving

Description

An illustration of a street parade in Collins Street, Melbourne, drawn from the perspective of the Treasury Buildings. Crowds of spectators line the street to watch as a procession of horse-drawn floats and trade banners are paraded along Collins Street as part of the Centennial International Exhibition. The Exhibition was held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens in 1888.Trade banners have a medieval predecessor in the banners used by guilds (an association of craftsmen in the same trade), with each guild having a banner to show their trade. Some historians consider trade unions to be the successors of medieval guilds.

For an example of recreation guild banners from 1909 in York see http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk/find_out_more/page020104.php

Creator

Calvert, Samuel

Source

State Library of Victoria

Publisher

Illustrated Australian News

Date

15 August 1888, p. 148.

Rights

Illustrated Australian News

Format

Newspaper illustration; Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“Centennial International Exhibition Parade,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/349.