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 Captain Keesing
    P3340-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Captain 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • H6786-2/1 Daguerreotype in case, hand coloured portrait of John Brown, metal / glass / wood / leather, photographed by Richard Beard, London, England, 1849
  • H6786-3/1 Daguerreotype in case, young man, metal / glass / wood / leather, attributed to Thomas Bock, Launceston, 1848
  • 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
  • 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
  • Portrait by Thomas Bock
    H6786-3 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unidentified young man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Thomas Bock, Launceston, Tasmania, 1848
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • Ambrotype studio portrait of a young girl
    H5572-4 Photographic positive, ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a young girl, collodion / paint / 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 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 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
  • Grandson of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier
    H5849-2 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of the grand-son of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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 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 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 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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