[Editor: This postcard (unused), which incorporates a photo of a group of men gathered in front of a gold mine (with the area covered in snow) was published by W. T. Pater and Company. The postcard is undated, although it is estimated to have been published circa 1901-1914.]
[Front of postcard]
Snow scene, Last Chance, Gold Mine, Ballarat.
[Description: A photo of a group of men (some of whom are holding snowballs), and one boy, gathered in front of a gold mine, with the area covered in snow.]
[Reverse of postcard]
W.T.P. POST CARD
Printed in Germany
Dimensions (approximate): 139 mm. (width), 89 mm. (height).
The postcard is undated, although it is estimated to have been published in the early 20th Century. The publisher of the postcard, W. T. Pater and Co., were particularly active around 1908, as is shown by a search for mentions of the company in the Trove collection of historical newspapers, so the postcard may have been published circa 1908. As the postcard was printed in Germany, this indicates that it was produced prior to the start of the First World War (1914-1918).
W.T.P. = W. T. Pater and Co., a printing, publishing, and stationary company, based in Melbourne (Vic.); the company produced and sold a wide range of postcards, as well as selling various other items; the company was founded in 1896 by William Thompson Pater (1861-1929)
See: “W. T. Pater and Co.”, IAC list (on Trove)
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