Glass Negative - Mounted Rifles of Victoria, Harvie & Sutcliffe, Victoria, 1898 - 1908 Image Reg. No: MM 043445

Glass plate negative of a cavalry of soldiers on horses travelling along a road, taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie's studio Harvie & Sutcliffe.

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 military cavalry of soldiers with rifles, on horses, traveling along a road with carts.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 118 mm (Height), 162 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: carts, clothing, horses, rifles, soldiers, uniforms
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Bottom, lower left, typed or stamped: '.MOUNTED RIFLES.VICTORIA'
Bottom, lower right, typed, stamped or adhered: 'HARVIE & SUTCLIFFE' (semi-circles)
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White; Quarter Plate
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 1898 - 1908

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.
Photographer: Harvie & Sutcliffe Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1898 - 1908
Creator (Possible): Mr Robert Harvie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1898 - 1908

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No