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Carte de Visite - Three Men with Rifles & Deer, Australia, circa 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 043498

Carte de visite depicting three men with rifles and a deer. One of thirty nine cartes de visite from the Harvie Collection. Possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie.

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 cream card.
Description Of Content:
Three men wearing hunting gear and holding rifles. A deer is standing in the foreground. The men are looking towards the right hand side of the image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss E. Harvie, 1982
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 63 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: deer, hunters, rifles, animals, death mourning, arms, hunting, cartes de visites, albumen photographs
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Hunting
Tertiary Classification: deer
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on back of card: '33256-157'
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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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