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Glass Negative - Jean & Edythe Ellison Harvie Standing in Garden, Melbourne, circa 1910-1916 Reg. No: MM 043215
- Glass plate negative portrait of Jean and Edythe Ellison Harvie standing in a garden. Ellison, as she was commonly known, is most likely between the ages of 8 and 14 years and Jean is most likely between the ages of 6 and 12 years.
It is thought that this photograph was taken by their father, studio photographer, Robert Harvie. Harvie regularly used his daughters as subjects for his photographs, a large number of which are taken in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses. For the dates during which it is thought this photograph was taken, the family lived at three different addresses: 4 The Terrace, Malvern, from 1908 to 1911; 4 Inverness Ave, Malvern, from 1911 to 1913; and 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern, from 1913 onwards, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken. The same backyard can be seen in MM 043216
- Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.
- Description Of Content:
- Two girls standing next to a tree in a backyard. Ellison Harvie, on left, is wearing a long sleeved dress and dark knee high socks, and is holding onto the tree with her left arm. Jean, on right, is dressed in a white long sleeved dress and dark knee high socks, with her back to the tree, facing the camera. The chimney of a house and a corrugated iron shed or exterior can be seen in the background.
|Dimensions:||87 mm (Height), 61 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||sheds, trees, gardens, children, backyards|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||DOMESTIC LIFE|
|Tertiary Classification:||images (to be classified)|
|People Depicted:||(left to right); Harvie, Edythe Ellison; Harvie, Jean|
|Format:||Glass Negative: Black & White|
|Date & Place Depicted:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1910-1916
Image most likely taken in the backyard of one of three residences the family lived at in Malvern during the period of 1910 - 1916, the family lived at 4 The Terrace, Malvern, from 1908 to 1911; 4 Inverness Ave, Malvern, from 1911 to 1913; and 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern, from 1913 onwards. Originally the image was assigned an estimated date range circa 1920s-1940s, however, further research into the age of the girls depicted indicates it was taken earlier. Ellison was born in 1902 and Jean was born in 1904. In this image it is estimated that Ellison is most likely between the ages of 8 and 14 years and Jean is most likely between the ages of 6 and 12 years, placing the date range circa 1910-1916
|Person Depicted:||Miss Edythe Ellison Harvie, circa 1910-1916|
|Person Depicted:||Miss Jean Harvie, circa 1910 -1916|