[Editor: This postcard incorporates a photo of a man standing in the snow in the Ballarat Gardens in 1905; it is postmarked Ballarat, 11 June 1908.]
Snow Scene, Ballarat Gardens: 1905
[Front of postcard]
Snow Scene, Ballarat Gardens. 1905
[Reverse of postcard]
W.T.P. POST CARD
[Handwritten text, in italics]
Don’t it look very cold, but it’s lovely to see Ballarat when it’s like that.
Dimensions (approximate): 131 mm. (width), 89 mm. (height).
The postcard is postmarked Ballarat, 11 June 1908, 9.30am.
St = an abbreviation of “Street” (also rendered with a full stop or period: “St.”; also: “Str.”)
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)
x = a symbol for a kiss (depending on the circumstances, it may indicate a loving kiss, a familial kiss, or a friendly kiss)
[Editor: Punctuation has been inserted as deemed appropriate.]
[Editor: Changed “but it lovely” to “but it’s lovely”, “when it like” to “when it’s like”.]