Glass plate negative of a standing military man in Australian military uniform, possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie, most likely around World War I. For a similar portrait of the same man see MM 043442.

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

Portrait of a standing soldier dressed in a military uniform and hat. He has a large belt around his waist and over his right shoulder. He is standing with his hands behind his back, in front of a painted backdrop depicting a staircase and garden.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative, black and white, portrait format.

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