Adelaide Botanic Garden Postcards [NEW book]
By Tony Kanellos
Exhibition Catalogue chronicling postcards of the Garden, 1900-1914
Titled: Out Of The Past; Views Of Adelaide Botanic Garden
- Catalogue of postcards [Board Of The Botanic Gardens & State Herbarium, Adelaide, 2014]; 661pp; red cloth boards; in illustrated cardboard slipcase
- Published to coincide with exhibition Postcards From The Edge Of The City
- ISBN: 9781921876011
Out of the Past?presents 300 pocket-sized memories of the much-loved Adelaide Botanic Garden. Hand-coloured views of a well-known place – many views have now matured, been altered or have become lost. These beautiful postcards are from the Edwardian Era, a time of leisure, affluence and modernity. This period was also the time of the picture postcard – a new, speedy and efficient mode of communication. The images on the front of these postcards tell one story while the handwritten messages on the back provide a glimpse into everyday life from 100 years ago. During the course of 1901-1914 a postcard craze saw billions of postcards sent through the post offices of the globe.?Out of the Past?will take you back there.
Tony Kanellos?is Cultural Collections Manager and Curator of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. Since joining the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide in 2004, Tony has been involved in the restoration and refurbishment of the Museum of Economic Botany, the publication of its story and its collection, and the revival of the exhibition program. He was also the coordinator of the effort that saw the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, under the direction of Stephen Forbes, become the first institution outside of the United States to gain accreditation by the American Association of Museums (now known as the American Alliance of Museums). His last book?Imitation of Life?won the 2014 Museums Australia Publication Design Award.