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 126 mm. A view looking inland along the Buffalo River from the east bank, with the hand-operated pontoon crossing the river in the middle ground.
191 x 127 mm. A view from the east bank of the Buffalo River looking towards the sea where work is in progress on the restraining walls and south breakwater. The crane 'Hercules', which arrived in East London in 1875, can be seen at the end of the breakwater. Railway lines run to the newly built wooden wharves in the foreground.
- Subject: East London (inhabited place) X