The Grand Entrance to the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901.
The Eastern Palace, with its golden dome, was designed by James Miller in a flamboyant mixture of Oriental and Spanish Renaissance styles. A golden angel was perched on the top of the dome holding a torch lit by electricity, a symbolic gesture at a time when the Corporation was electrifying Glasgow's tramways and rapidly expanding the municipal electricity supply.
This postcard is one of a series advertising Mitchell's "Prize Crop" cigarettes.
Reproduced with the permission of Robert James
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