photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
This detail from a larger image in the Tyrrell collection, (see below) gives us a glimpse of a photographer in the field in the late 19th century.
The advent of the dry plate process in the late 1870s the made outdoor photography much easier. Pre-prepared dry plates could be exposed on location and printed later in the studio. Landscape photography became more popular and studios like those of Kerry & Co made a good profit from the view trade in prints and later, postcards.
Photography by Kerry & Co, Tyrrell Collection
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