Black and white photograph of an Australian army captain (identified by three pips or stars, next to a button, on shoulder title) in Australian military uniform, possibly taken by Melbourne photographer Mr Robert Harvie, most likely around World War I.

One of 128 monochrome and hand coloured photographs some taken by R. Harvie depicting family members, domestic life, studio portraits and various landscape scenes throughout Victoria ranging from 1900s-1920s. 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. For a similar portrait of the same man see MM 043443.

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 soldier dressed in a military uniform and hat. He has a large belt around his waist and over his right shoulder. He looks out above the camera.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph.

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