Glass plate negative portrait of Jean and Robert Harvie gardening in a garden in front of a house. Jean is probably between the ages of 6 and 10 years

There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses. The same backyard can be seen in MM 043215

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

Man in dark pants, white shirt and a mustache gardening with a small girl dressed in a light, long sleeved dress and dark, knee high socks. The man and girl are standing to the right of a flower bed with a tree and house behind them. There is a bicycle leaning against the house.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format.

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