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Glass Negative - Robert & Alice Harvie in a Garden with Dog, Melbourne, circa 1921 Image Reg. No: MM 043405

Glass plate negative portrait of Robert and Alice Edington Harvie (nee Marshall) in a garden. For a similar photograph of Robert and their daughter, Ellison, see MM 043407.

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.
Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
A woman and man in a garden with a small dog. The woman is seated on a chair and wearing a white, long sleeved blouse and black skirt. The small dog sits at her feet. The man is wearing a darkly coloured suit and has a mustache. He is standing next to the woman with one hand in his pocket and one hand resting on the chair. In the background there are plants, trees, a shed and a fence.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 118 mm (Height), 162 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: fences, gardens, people, plants
Themes this item is part of: 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; Quarter Plate
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1921

The date range of the photograph is most likely between 1919 and 1922, considering a similar photograph of Robert and their daughter, Ellison. See MM 043407. Robert passed away in 1922. There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family 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 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken.
Person Depicted: Mrs Alice Harvie, circa 1921
Person Depicted: Mr Robert Harvie, circa 1921

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