Cabinet photograph depicting a man, taken by Stewart & Co., Melbourne. Possibly depicting a relation of Melbourne photographer, Robert Harvie, or the Harvie family.
For a similar photograph of the same man see MM 043515. Although this man does not appear to be Robert Harvie's brother D'Arcy, there seems to be a family resemblance. See MM 130281.
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
Bust portrait of a moustached gentleman.
Cabinet photograph consisting of a sepia tone photograph mounted on black card.
Place & Date Depicted
40 & 42 Bourke Street East, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889 - 1896
The inscription on the bottom of the card indicates this photograph was taken and developed at 40 & 42 Bourke Street East, Melbourne. Stewart & Co. operated photographic studios from this location between 1889 and 1896, therefore, placing the date range of this image between these two dates.
Stewart & Co, 40 & 42 Bourke Street East, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889 - 1896
Research into the Harvie collection indicates a date range circa 1890 and 1920. In addition, Stewart & Co. operated photographic studios from various locations in Bourke Street, Melbourne, between 1871 and 1915, therefore, placing the date range of this image circa 1890 - 1915.
Photograph, Black & White
Printed in gold ink on front of card, bottom: ' 40 & 42/ BOURKE ST/ EAST/ STEWART & CO/ NEAR/ PARLIAMENT/ HOUSE/ MELBOURNE'
Type of item
106 mm (Width), 161 mm (Height)
Davies A. & Stanbury P. 1985, The Mechanical Eye in Australia, Oxford University Press, Oxford