Glass plate negative depicting three portrait exposures of Miss McNed and Miss MacQueen, 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

There are three exposures of two women. In the exposure on the left the women, side by side, look out the left on the image. In the exposure on the right the women, side by side, look front on towards the camera. In the exposure in the middle, the woman on the right looks front on, standing next to the other woman with her hand on her shoulder. The seated woman on the left looks to the right of the image and holds flowers in her hand.

Physical Description

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

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