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 Keesing
    P3340-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs. Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • Portrait by Thomas Bock
    H6786-3 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unidentified young man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Thomas Bock, Launceston, Tasmania, 1848
  • 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
    P2903-9/1 Photographic print, black & white, mounted on board, pen sketch of Hargrave family standing outside their home at Keston, Kent, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • Portrait of unknown man
    97/92/12-1/37 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unknown man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • Ambrotype of Robert Marchetti Russell
    95/239/2 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-painted ambrotype of Robert Marchetti Russell, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
  • Grandson of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier
    H5849-2 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of the grand-son of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
  • Ambrotype of Miss Margaret Miller
    H7535 Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype, studio portrait of Miss Margaret Miller, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1865-1870
  • Ambrotype of Captain R J Miller
    H7533 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype, studio portrait of Captain R J Miller, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1860
  • 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
  • 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 Charles Cowper's Ministry
    H7394 Photographic positive in case, ambrotype portrait, Charles Cowper, John Robertson, E. C. Weekes, L. H. Bayley, John F. Hargrave, collodion / glass/ wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1859
  • Ambrotype of young girl and woman
    86/3811 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of young girl held by a woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, frame made by Elisha Mander, Birmingham, England, 1854-1869
  • Hand-tinted ambrotype
    H6868 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of a seated woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865
  • Ambrotype of Royal Navy Lieutenant or Sub-Lieutenant
    H5735 Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a Royal Navy Lieutenant or Sub-Lieutenant, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1856-18
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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