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.

  • H6786-2/1 Daguerreotype in case, hand coloured portrait of John Brown, metal / glass / wood / leather, photographed by Richard Beard, London, England, 1849
  • 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 a woman
    A4116-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of a woman, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1865
  • Photograph of sketch of Hargrave family outside their home at Keston, Kent
    P2903-9/1 Photographic print, black & white, mounted on board, pen sketch of Hargrave family standing outside their home at Keston, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • Studio portrait of a man
    A4116-1 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of a man, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1865
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • H9198-15 Ambrotype in leather case, glass / leather, part of a collection of photographic items
  • 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 a woman and two children
    97/31/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of a woman and two children, collodion / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1870
  • 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
  • Ambrotypes of man, woman and children
    96/73/1 Photographic positives, studio portraits, two hand-tinted ambrotypes man, woman and children in a single case, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1860-1870
  • Ambrotype of two unidentified woman
    P3187 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-painted ambrotype of two unidentified woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1865-1870
  • 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
  • Ambrotype of two males
    94/224/2 Photographic positive, studio portrait, ambrotype of two males, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1864
  • 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 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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