Carte de visite depicting men and women picnicking. One of thirty nine cartes de visite from the Harvie Collection. Possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie. For a similar image see MM 043490.
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
Group of men and women picnicking outdoors. A large sheet of white material hung in the trees on the left of the image, behind the group.
Carte de visite featuring an albumen photograph on black and gold card.
Donation from Miss E. Harvie, 07/12/1982
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Carte de Visite, Black & White
Hand written in grey pencil on back of card: '33256 / 151'
Type of item
103 mm (Width), 63 mm (Height)