Photographs from the Powerhouse Museum Collection


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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.

  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Photograph of sketch of Hargrave family outside their home at Keston, Kent
    P2903-9/3 Photographic print, black & white, mounted on board, pen sketch of Hargrave family standing outside their home at Keston, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Daguerreotype of Mrs Keesing
    P3340-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs. Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • 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
  • Daguerreotype of Captain Keesing
    P3340-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Captain Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • 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,
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
  • 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 studio portrait of 'Mr Urquhart'
    H6948-3 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype in case, studio portrait of Mr Urquhart, 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
  • 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
  • Ambrotype of a woman
    H5779 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype, studio portrait of a woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer Henry Death, 5 Addington Place, Camberwell, United Kingdom, 1860-1865
  • Ambrotype of a woman and baby
    H5734 Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a woman and baby, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1855-1875
  • H9198-15 Ambrotype in leather case, glass / leather, part of a collection of photographic items
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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