Glass plate negative portrait of Robert and Alice Edington Harvie (nee Marshall) standing in a garden.

The date range of the photograph is most likely between 1910 and 1914, considering a similar photograph of Robert and their daughter, Ellison Harvie. See MM 043224. There are a number of photographs in the collection of the Harvie family in gardens, presumably at the family's various residential addresses.

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

A woman and man standing in a garden in front of a wall of ivy. The woman is wearing a white, long sleeved blouse and black skirt and the man is wearing a darkly coloured suit and has a mustache.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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