Cabinet photograph depicting a woman, taken by Melba & Co, Melbourne. 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 older woman with glasses, wearing a fur coat and beaded necklace.
Black and white photograph mounted on grey card with darker grey edge.
Place & Date Depicted
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 - 1920
The inscription at the bottom of the card indicates this photograph was taken by Melba & Co in Melbourne. Research into the Harvie collection indicates a date range circa 1890 and 1920.
Photograph, Black & White
Printed in brown ink on front of card, bottom right: 'Melba & Co/ Melbourne'
Type of item
75 mm (Width), 126 mm (Height)