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.

  • 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 unidentified man and woman,
    H7930 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unidentified man and woman, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1845-1855
  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • 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
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • Portrait of John Brown
    H6786-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of John Brown, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Richard Beard, London, England, 1849
  • 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
  • Ambrotype of unidentified man
    P3186 Photographic positive, ambrotype in case, studio portrait of unidentified man, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1865-1880
  • 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 two children
    97/31/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of a woman and two children, collodion / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1870
  • Ambrotype of a young girl
    97/33/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of a young girl, collodion / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 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 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 George Walker, ex-Mayor of Paddington
    H5572-2 Photographic positive, tinted ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of George Walker, ex-Mayor of Paddington, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1855-1865
  • 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
  • Three ambrotypes
    H6948 Ambrotypes in cases (3), tinted portraits of Mrs C A Ross, Mr Urquhart and Mrs Urquhart, glass / metal / leather / textile, photographer unknown, 1850-1880
  • 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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