Glass plate negative portrait of a young boy walking in a front yard.
This photograph possibly depicts one of Robert Harvie's nephews from his brother, D'Arcy Thomas Harvie, most likely Donald D'Arcy Harvie or Kenneth D'Arcy Harvie, however, it is unclear who the young boy is. See MM 043235 for an image of three of Robert Harvie's five nephews.
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
Boy with hand on face walking in front yard. Photograph is taken from a patio or verandah of a house looking out onto a front yard. In the background there is a fence and other houses.
Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.
Place & Date Depicted
Australia, circa 1890 -1920
Originally the image was assigned an estimated date range circa 1920s-1940s, however, further research into the collection indicates a date range circa 1890s-1920s. If this photograph does depict one of Robert Harvie's nephews the date range for the photograph would be roughly between 1905 and 1919, taking into account the age of the nephews, who were born between 1903 and 1913. For a portion of this period, Roberts brother, D'Arcy Harvie, lived with his family in St Kilda, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken.
Glass Negative, Black & White
Type of item
80 mm (Width), 106 mm (Height)