Glass negative portrait of Mrs Alice Edington Harvie (nee Marshall) sitting in a chair, under the porch of a house.
Alice Harvie was the wife of Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie. It is thought this photograph was taken by Mr. Harvie, possibly at one of the various addresses the family lived at. See MM 043226, for an image of the same porch.
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
Woman seated in a chair, reading a book on the porch of a house. The image is taken with the garden in the foreground and the house in the background.
Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.
Place & Date Depicted
Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 - 1920
Originally the image was assigned an estimated date range circa 1920s-1940s, however, further research into the collection indicates a date range circa 1890s-1920s. This image was possibly taken by Mr Harvie at one of his various residential addresses. Alice and Robert lived at 554 High Street, Prahran, from 1902 to 1906; 13 Armadale Road, Armadale, from 1906 to 1908; 4 The Terrace, Malvern, from 1908 to 1911; 4 Inverness Ave, Malvern, from 1911 to 1913; and 27 Chanak Street, East Malvern, from 1913 onwards, however it is unclear at which address this photograph was taken.
Harvie, Alice Edington
Glass Negative, Quarter Plate, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Negative/s
118 mm (Width), 162 mm (Height)