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
  • 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
  • 97/92/12-1/37/1 Daguerreotype, portrait of a man, metal / glass / paper, photographer unknown, 1851-1860
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Mrs Keesing
    P3340-2 Photographic positive, daguerreotype, studio portrait of Mrs. Keesing, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, 1848-1858
  • Daguerreotypes, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
    H6786 Photographic positives, daguerreotypes, silver / copper / glass / leather / wood, various photographers, 1848 - 1855
Random selection of daguerreotypes from the Powerhouse Museum
  • 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 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 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 woman
    P3190 Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of unidentified woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal, photographer unknown, 1854-1860
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
Random selection of ambrotypes from the Powerhouse Museum

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