Harris, Robert, fl. 1880-1899 (photographer)
- Existence: fl. 1880 - 1894
Robert Harris was a commercial photographer active in South Africa. He had a studio at Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth, 1880-1890 (Bensusan 1963, p.236). He exhibited photographs at the Port Elizabeth Exhibition 1885 and the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. From 1891 to 1894 Harris was in partnership with Thomas McKnaught (Bensusan 1963, p.236). Harris produced a number of photographically illustrated books.
Cowan, Charles (1882), 'Southampton to South Africa'. [Contains photographs by Harris]
Harris, R. (c. 1876), 'Photographic views of Port Elizabeth and neighbourhood'.
Harris, R. (188?), 'Photographic album of South African scenery'.
Harris, R. (1888), 'South Africa illustrated'.
Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
190 x 124 mm. A view from the junction of Gardiner and West Streets looking across towards the town hall, a porticoed building surmounted by an over large clock tower. Built in 1885, it was converted into the Post Office in 1910 when the new city hall was completed.
192 x 126 mm. A view looking east along West Street with the tower of the town hall in the distance. The Methodist Church is in the right foreground.
- Subject: Durban (inhabited place) X