Glass plate negative depicting three portraits of Miss Richie, possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie.

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 woman. There are 3 exposures on this negative. In the exposure on the left the woman is seated, facing towards the right of the image, looking down at an object she is holding in her hands above her lap. This is possibly a framed photograph. In the middle exposure, the woman looks directly at the camera and in the exposure on the right she looks towards the left of the image, showing the left profile of her face.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format. There are 3 exposures on this negative.

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