Photograph - Studio Portrait of a Man, F.B. Mendelssohn & Co., Melbourne, circa 1890s - 1920s Image Reg. No: MM 043515

Cabinet photograph depicting a man, taken by F.B. Mendelssohn & Co., Melbourne. Possibly depicting a relation of Melbourne photographer, Robert Harvie, or the Harvie family.

For a similar photograph of the same man see MM 043514. Although this man does not appear to be Robert Harvie's brother D'Arcy, there seems to be a family resemblance. See MM 130281.

Robert William Harvie was a professional photographer who, with his business partner Albert Sutcliffe, owned a photography studio named Harvie & Sutcliffe between 1898 and 1908, located in the Cromwell Buildings, 366a Bourke Street, corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne.

The Harvie Collection includes examples of Robert Harvie's private and professional photographic practice. A number of the photographs depict the family life of four generations of the Harvie family, including the Lang family.

The Harvie and Lang families had social significance in Melbourne through their active involvement in early Australian vegetarian movements, early moving film, photography and architecture, as well as various other cultural societies and clubs in Melbourne.
Cabinet photograph consisting of a sepia tone photograph mounted on cream card.
Description Of Content:
Bust portrait of a moustached gentleman.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 107 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, moustaches, portraits
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Male - Individuals
Tertiary Classification: adults
Inscriptions: Printed in brown ink on front of card, bottom: 'F.B. MENDELSSOHN & Co./ HIGH.ART.PHOTOGRAPHERS/ QUEEN'S WALK STUDIOS./ MELBOURNE.'
Printed in brown ink on back of card, bottom: 'F.B. Mendelssohn & Co./ High Art Photographers/ Artists in / Water Colours/ Oils Portrait & Landscape/ Monochrome & Sepia...'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 - 1920

The inscription at the bottom of the card indicates this photograph was taken at F.B. Mendelssohn & Co. studios at Queen's Walk, Melbourne. Research into the Harvie collection indicates a date range circa 1890 and 1920.
Photographer: Mendelssohn + Co Photographic Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 - 1920


robin stirling Posted on 04 Aug 2014 1:20 PM
I have a photo of my father and his sister taken at Mendelssohn studios Melbourne still in good condition after all these years.

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