Glass plate negative portrait of Robert and Edythe Ellison Harvie standing in a garden near a shed. Ellison, as she was commonly known, is probably between the ages of 17 and 20. Robert Harvie passed away in 1922. For a similar image of Robert and his wife, Alice, see MM 043405.

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 father and daughter standing in a backyard near a shed. The daughter is wearing a white dress and her father is wearing a darkly coloured suit and has a mustache. He is looking directly at the camera. In the foreground there is a garden bed and a lawn. In the background there are plants, trees, a shed and a fence.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, landscape format.

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