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Glass Negative - Robert & Alice Harvie Standing in Garden, Melbourne, circa 1910 - 1914 Image Reg. No: MM 043243

Summary:
Glass plate negative portrait of Robert and Alice Edington Harvie (nee Marshall) standing in a garden.

The date range of the photograph is most likely between 1910 and 1914, considering a similar photograph of Robert and their daughter, Ellison Harvie. See MM 043224. There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses.

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.
Description:
Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.
Description Of Content:
A woman and man standing in a garden in front of a wall of ivy. The woman is wearing a white, long sleeved blouse and black skirt and the man is wearing a darkly coloured suit and has a mustache.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 87 mm (Height), 61 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, gardens, families, backyards
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Gardens
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Harvie, Robert; Harvie, Alice Edington
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Date & Place Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910 -1914

Image possibly depicts the backyard of one of three residences the family lived at in Malvern during the period of 1910 - 1916, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken. 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 and a similar photograph of Robert and his daughter, Ellison Harvie, see MM 043224, places the date range of the photograph is most likely between 1910 and 1914.
Person Depicted: Mrs Alice Harvie, circa 1910 - 1914
Person Depicted: Mr Robert Harvie, circa 1910 - 1914

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