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.

  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • H6786-1/1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, Swanston Street from the corner of Collins Street, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer Thomas Glaister (attributed), Melbourne, 1854 - 1855
  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • 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
  • H6786-3/1 Daguerreotype in case, young man, metal / glass / wood / leather, attributed to Thomas Bock, Launceston, 1848
  • H6786-2/1 Daguerreotype in case, hand coloured portrait of John Brown, metal / glass / wood / leather, photographed by Richard Beard, London, England, 1849
  • 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
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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 unidentified man
    P3186 Photographic positive, ambrotype in case, studio portrait of unidentified man, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1865-1880
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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 the wife of Robert Marcetti Russell
    95/239/3 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-painted ambrotype of the wife of Robert Marcetti Russell, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
  • Ambrotype studio portrait of 'Mrs Urquhart'
    H6948-2 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype in case, studio portrait of Mrs. Urquhart, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
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