photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
This wonderful photograph comes from the Tyrrell glass plate negative collection and was photographed by Kerry and Co c. 1884-1917. We recently came across this images when it had been scanned for the first time in our Image resource centre where we undertake a weekly program of scanning the glass plate negatives from this collection which has a total number of 7,902 plates. Our collection database states:
This photographic negative is one of 2900 Kerry & Co. photographs in the Powerhouse Museum’s ‘Tyrrell Collection’ once owned by Sydney bookseller, James Tyrrell. Almost all of these negatives are 21.5 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inch) glass plates and many of those now held by the Powerhouse Museum collection would have been used to create postcards. In addition to the Kerry & Co. Studio images, the Tyrrell Collection at the Powerhouse Museum includes glass plate negatives published by Henry King and a number of other negatives by unattributed photographers.
Photography by Kerry and Co.
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