Glass plate negative portrait of a young boy walking in a front yard.

This photograph possibly depicts one of Robert Harvie's nephews from his brother, D'Arcy Thomas Harvie, most likely Donald D'Arcy Harvie or Kenneth D'Arcy Harvie, however, it is unclear who the young boy is. See MM 043235 for an image of three of Robert Harvie's five nephews.

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

Boy with hand on face walking in front yard. Photograph is taken from a patio or verandah of a house looking out onto a front yard. In the background there is a fence and other houses.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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