Henri Cassiers 12 Cards

Publisher: Dietrich, Brussels

Subject:

  • 1 – The Exhibition Glasgow
  • 2 – Exhibition Entrance
  • 3 – University at Kelvingrove Park
  • 4 – On the Clyde
  • 5 – Landing Stage at Bromielaw
  • 6 – Bromielaw Bridge
  • 7 – Shipyards on the Clyde
  • 8 – Cathedral
  • 9 – Royal Exchange
  • 10 – Buchananan Street
  • 11 – George Square
  • 12 – Trongate

The 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition was the first UK exhibition to be publicised by a set of postcards. The 12 cards were published by Dietrich of Brussels and featured the watercolours of Henri Cassiers on undivided back cards.

The site chosen for the exhibition was Kelvingrove Park.  The Duchess of Fife performed the opening ceremony.  Despite the recent death of Queen Victoria, the ending of the Boer war and an outbreak of smallpox in the city, 11.5 million visitors attended the exhibition.

The PO operated a special on-site facility at the exhibition. Mail posted there received a special postmark, seen here used on an unofficial postcard.

GIE Postmark