Glass plate negative of two girls standing in a backyard, alongside a house, most likely 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

Two girls standing in backyard, alongside a house. The girl on the left is dressed in a darkly coloured dress with a large, white, square collar. She is holding her hands together, in front of her. The girl on the right is wearing a lightly coloured dress and is holding her hands behind her back. There is an ornate white fence or structure behind them, possibly a conservatory.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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