Cabinet photograph of a priest, taken by Talma Studios, Melbourne, addressed to Mrs Marshall. Mrs Elizabeth Marshall was the mother of Alice Edington Harvie, wife of Melbourne photographer 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.
Description of Content
Portrait of a Pope.
Cabinet photograph consisting of a sepia tone photograph mounted on grey card with a gold edge.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Embossed in gold ink on front of card, bottom: 'TALMA/ 119/ SWANSTON ST/ MELBOURNE' Handwritten in back ink on back of card: 'To Mrs Mareshall/ with love from Ida/ 19th Dec: 1894'
Type of item
105 mm (Width), 163 mm (Height)