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Carte de Visite - Men & Women Picnicking, Australia, circa 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 043490

Carte de visite depicting men and women picnicking. One of thirty nine cartes de visite from the Harvie Collection. Possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie. For a similar image see MM 043492.

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.
Carte de visite featuring an albumen photograph on black and gold card.
Description Of Content:
Group of men and women picnicking. A tent is shown in the background with a large sheet of white material hung in the tree in the centre of the image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss E. Harvie, 1982
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 63 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, picnics picnicking, tents, food drink consumption, people, relaxation, tea accessories, cartes de visites
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Picnicking
Tertiary Classification: group portraits
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on back of card: '33256 / 149'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; Carte de Visite
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, circa 1890

Originally dated 1854-1890, however further research into the Collection and the age of Robert Harvie who was born in 1868, suggests a date range closer to 1890.
Creator (Possible): Mr Robert Harvie, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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