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.

  • H6786-3/1 Daguerreotype in case, young man, metal / glass / wood / leather, attributed to Thomas Bock, Launceston, 1848
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • Ambrotype of Captain R J Miller
    H7533 Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype, studio portrait of Captain R J Miller, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1860
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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