Glass plate negative portrait of Miss K Griffiths, possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr. Robert Harvie. For another portrait of Miss Griffiths see MM 043432.

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

Seated woman on a chair, clasping her hands in her lap. The woman faces her body and looks out towards the right of the image. She is wearing a lightly coloured dress with lace sleeves and a flower broach on her chest.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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