Glass Negative - Jean & Robert Harvie in Garden, Melbourne, circa 1910 - 1914 Image Reg. No: MM 043242

Glass plate negative portrait of Jean and Robert Harvie gardening in a garden in front of a house. Jean is probably between the ages of 6 and 10 years

There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses. The same backyard can be seen in MM 043215

Robert 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.
Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
Man in dark pants, white shirt and a mustache gardening with a small girl dressed in a light, long sleeved dress and dark, knee high socks. The man and girl are standing to the right of a flower bed with a tree and house behind them. There is a bicycle leaning against the house.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 61 mm (Height), 87 mm (Width)

More information

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

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 Jean indicates it was taken earlier. Jean was born in 1904 and it is estimated that in this image she is probably between the ages of 6 and 10 years, placing the date range circa 1910-1914.
Person Depicted: Mr Robert Harvie, circa 1910 -1914
Person Depicted: Miss Jean Harvie, circa 1910 - 1914

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