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
  • H6786-1/1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, Swanston Street from the corner of Collins Street, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Thomas Glaister (attributed), Melbourne, 1854 - 1855
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • Studio portrait of a man
    A4116-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of a man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1865
  • Daguerrotype of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court
    H5572-3 Photographic positive, daguerreotype mounted in case, studio portrait of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer James Gow, 253 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Daguerreotype, Swanston Street from the corner of Collins Street
    H6786-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, Swanston Street from the corner of Collins Street, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Thomas Glaister (attributed), Melbourne, 1854 -1855
  • Studio portrait of a woman
    A4116-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of a woman, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1865
  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • 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
  • Daguerreotype of woman seated with books
    H6867 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unidentified woman seated with books, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1849-1859
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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
  • 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 studio portrait of a woman with a young child
    H5572-5 Photographic positive, ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a woman with a young child, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1870
  • Ambrotype of Dr C Nathan
    H7615 Photographic positive, stereoscopic studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of Dr Charles Nathan, Sydney Hospital's first honorary surgeon, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865
  • Ambrotype of Ann Plummer
    H6998 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype in case, studio portrait of a six year old girl Ann Plummer, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer Edward Irby [attributed], Northern New South Wales, Australia, 1862-186
  • Ambrotype studio portrait of Mrs C A Ross
    H6948-1 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype in case, studio portrait of a Mrs C A Ross, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865
  • 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
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • Brooch containing ambrotype studio portrait of a woman
    H5249-16 Brooch containing photographic positive studio portrait, painted ambrotype of a woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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