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.

  • H6786-2/1 Daguerreotype in case, hand coloured portrait of John Brown, metal / glass / wood / leather, photographed by Richard Beard, London, England, 1849
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • 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
  • Daguerreotype of Captain Keesing
    P3340-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Captain Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 George Walker, ex-Mayor of Paddington
    H5572-1 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Mary Hyde (Mrs Simeon Lord)
    87/617 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted, ambrotype of Mary Hyde (Mrs Simeon Lord), collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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