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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Two daguerreotypes
    P3340 Daguerreotypes framed (2), 'Captain Keesing' and 'Mrs. Keesing', maker unknown, metal / glass / wood, [Australia], 1850
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Grand-children of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napie
    H5849 Photographic positives, studio portraits, hand-tinted ambrotypes of the grand-children of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
  • 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 Henry Chamberlain Russell
    95/239/1 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of Henry Chamberlain Russell, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1859-1865
  • Four ambrotypes and a daguerrotype
    H5572 Ambrotypes (4) and a daguerreotype, metal / glass / wood / leather / textile, various makers, Australia, 1856-1872
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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