Cabinet photograph depicting an unknown man and two unknown women, taken by Stewart & Co., Melbourne. Possibly depicting relations of Melbourne photographer, Robert Harvie, or the Harvie family.

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 man and two women. The man sits cross legged in a chair on the right hand side of the frame. A woman sits on the floor to the left of him, while the second woman stands behind them with her hands resting on each of their shoulders.

Physical Description

Cabinet photograph consisting of a sepia tone photograph on orange/peach coloured card.

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