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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Portrait of unknown man
    97/92/12-1/37 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of unknown man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • 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
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • Three daguerreotypes
    A4116 Daguerreotypes (3), metal / glass / wood / leather, photographers unknown
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • 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
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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 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
  • Ambrotype of young girl held by her mother
    86/3812 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted, ambrotype of young girl held by her mother, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1870
  • Ambrotype of John Pascoe, third officer on the 'Dunbar'
    P3185 Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype, studio portrait,of John Pascoe third officer on the 'Dunbar', collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1857
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 Royal Navy Lieutenant or Sub-Lieutenant
    H5735 Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a Royal Navy Lieutenant or Sub-Lieutenant, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1856-18
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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