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.

  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • 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 of Mrs Keesing
    P3340-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs. Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • Ambrotype portrait of a man and woman
    94/224/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of a male and female, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1864
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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