Glass plate negative portrait of Robert and Alice Edington Harvie (nee Marshall) in a garden. For a similar photograph of Robert and their daughter, Ellison, see MM 043407.

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 in a garden with a small dog. The woman is seated on a chair and wearing a white, long sleeved blouse and black skirt. The small dog sits at her feet. The man is wearing a darkly coloured suit and has a mustache. He is standing next to the woman with one hand in his pocket and one hand resting on the chair. 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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