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.

  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • H5249-19 Photographic positive, studio portrait, daguerrotype of an unidentified man mounted in case, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1855-1865
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Studio portrait of two children
    H6685 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of two children, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1850-1860
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • H6786-3/1 Daguerreotype in case, young man, metal / glass / wood / leather, attributed to Thomas Bock, Launceston, 1848
  • Daguerrotype of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court
    H5572-3 Photographic positive, daguerreotype mounted in case, studio portrait of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer James Gow, 253 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales,
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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 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
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
  • 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
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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