Glass plate negative featuring a reproduction of Robert Harvie's family Christmas card for 1915. It depicts the four silhouette heads of the family members, Robert, Alice, Ellison and Jean, in a circular format with a decorative scroll background and a Christmas greeting from "MINKIL", East Malvern.

During 1915 the family lived at 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern and probably named the property Minkil, as another postcard (see MM 127775) is addressed to Mrs Robert Harvie at Minkil, Chanak Street, East Malvern.

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

1915 Christmas greeting including 4 sillhouettes of a man, a woman and two young girls with a decorative scroll background and insciptions.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format, featuring a reproduction of a Christmas card.

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