Cabinet photograph depicting a young woman, taken by Bartlett Brothers, Sandhurst, Bendigo. Possibly depicting a relation of Melbourne photographer, Robert Harvie, or the Harvie family.
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
Portrait of a woman with a dark hair styled up, looking out of the left of the frame, wearing a white dress. The collar of the dress has lots of smaller pieces of material sown into it.
Cabinet photograph consisting of a sepia tone photograph mounted on cream card with a gold edge.
Place & Date Depicted
309 Williamson Street, Sandhurst (Bendigo), Victoria, Australia, 1880 - 1899
The inscription at the bottom of the card indicates this photograph was taken by Bartlett Brothers in Sandhurst. 'The Mechanical Eye in Australia' by A. Davies and P. Stanbury, indicates the address of this photography studio was 309 Williamson Street, Sandhurst, Bendigo and the photographers were at this address from 1880 - 1899.
Photograph, Black & White
Printed in brown ink on front of card, bottom: 'Bartlett Broz/ SANDHURST.'
Type of item
105 mm (Width), 161 mm (Height)
Davies A. & Stanbury P. 1985, The Mechanical Eye in Australia, Oxford University Press, Oxford