Glass plate negative portrait of Robert William Harvie standing in a garden with gardening tools.
The date range for this photograph is taken from a similar photograph of the Mr Harvie gardening with his daughter, Ellison Harvie, see MM 043216. There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses.
Robert 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
Image of a man leaning on a shovel while gardening in a backyard. The man is wearing a white shirt and black pants. In the foreground of the image there is vegetation and a bush, and in the background there is a wooden fence, barrels and trees.
Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.
Place & Date Depicted
Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908 - 1916
Image possibly depicts the backyard of one of three residences the family lived at in Malvern during the period of 1910 - 1916, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken. The family lived at 4 The Terrace, Malvern, from 1908 to 1911; 4 Inverness Ave, Malvern, from 1911 to 1913; and 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern, from 1913 onwards. Originally the image was assigned an estimated date range circa 1920s-1940s, however, further research into similar photographs within the collection indicate it was taken earlier.The date range for this photograph is taken from similar photograph of the Mr Harvie gardening with his daughter, Ellison Harvie, see MM 043216.
Glass Negative, Black & White
Type of item
61 mm (Width), 87 mm (Height)