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 3 Collections and/or Records:
190 x 123 mm. A view looking along the Vaal River towards the girder railway bridge near Barkly West, with ponies and traps on board the hand-operated pontoon ferry in the foreground.
191 x 124 mm. Showing a herd of long-horned cattle on the bank of the Vaal River.
191 x 124 mm. A view from a hillside looking down on to the Vaal River, with a drift across the stream in the centre of the photograph leading to small farms and ciltivated land on the farther bank.
- Subject: Vaal (river) X
- Northern Cape, Province of (province) 1