Photographs from the Powerhouse Museum Collection

The Powerhouse Museum has just launched a plugin for WordPress (the software that this blogs runs on) which allows you to easily embed images of their collections in your own blog. Below is a selection showing some of the wonderful images that they have to offer. You can also see a great selection in the Powerhouse Flickr Commons account.

  • Daguerreotype of Mrs Wyly (attributed)
    H6653-6 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs Wyly (attributed), silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer James Beck (attributed), America, 1850-1860
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • Daguerreotype of man seated in bent back chair
    H6866 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unidentified man seated in bent back chair, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1849-1859
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • H5249-19 Photographic positive, studio portrait, daguerrotype of an unidentified man mounted in case, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
  • Daguerreotype of Mrs Keesing
    P3340-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs. Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • Photograph of sketch of Hargrave family outside their home at Keston, Kent
    P2903-9/2 Photographic print, black & white, mounted on board, pen sketch of Hargrave family standing outside their home at Keston, Kent, United Kingdom
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • Ambrotype of two males
    94/224/2 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of two males, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1864
  • Ambrotype of Henry Chamberlain Russell
    95/239/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of Henry Chamberlain Russell, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1859-1865
  • Ambrotypes of man, woman and children
    96/73/1 Photographic positives, studio portraits, two hand-tinted ambrotypes man, woman and children in a single case, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1860-1870
  • Ambrotype of unidentified woman
    P3190 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of unidentified woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal, photographer unknown, 1854-1860
  • Grand-children of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napie
    H5849 Photographic positives, studio portraits, hand-tinted ambrotypes of the grand-children of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
  • Ambrotype of two unidentified woman
    P3187 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-painted ambrotype of two unidentified woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1865-1870
  • Ambrotype of the wife of Robert Marcetti Russell
    95/239/3 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-painted ambrotype of the wife of Robert Marcetti Russell, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
  • H9198-15 Ambrotype in leather case, glass / leather, part of a collection of photographic items
  • Granddaughter of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier
    H5849-1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of the grand-daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
  • 85/1285-43 Ambrotype (glass plate positive), full plate, 'Sydney from G.P.O. Tower Looking North-East', Henry King, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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