Glass plate negative portrait of Robert William Harvie and his daughter, Edythe Ellison Harvie standing together in a garden. Ellison, as she was commonly known, is probably between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses. For a similar photograph of Robert and Ellison, see MM 043216.

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

A father showing his daughter what he is holding while standing in a backyard, presumably gardening. Behind them is a fence with ivy growing on the right half of it.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format.

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