Glass plate negative portrait of studio photographer, Robert William Harvie, 33 years old.

According to interpretation of the inscription, this photograph was taken of Robert Harvie in 1901, one month before his wedding to Alice Edington Marshall on the 14th August 1901.

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 formal portrait of a man depicting his head and torso dressed in a darkly coloured jacket and waistcoat with a high collared white shirt and dark checkered tie. The man has his head turned in a side on profile to the right and gazes out to the right hand side of the image.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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