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A brief history of shoes at the Powerhouse Museum

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The Museum has been collecting shoes since its earliest days, although the reasons for acquisition have changed over time. In the 1880s shoes were primarily… More


Ford Falcon 500 gets a wash

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In this fashion photograph, Australian model Di Sweeney stands in front of a Ford Falcon 500 wearing imported Italian fashion, including blue gumboots, from Bottega… More


What is photographic portraiture?

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  What do you think? Is it a portrait of two elderly Italian women enjoying a moment in the Florentine sun or a portrait of… More


A tray full of lovely shoes

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These shoes were photographed in our collection store and feature several of the shoes from the Joseph Box shoe collection.  Our collection records state:  … More


Button boots

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We have recently photographed these gorgeous green button boots, made c.1850, for our new 2020Vision.  This is the significant statement from our collections records: This… More


Portrait of a young woman

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The young woman in this cabinet portrait photograph from the studio of J. Hubert Newman in Sydney wears a fashionable tailor made suit with a… More


Catherine Martin’s Oscars dress

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This is the dress that Catherine Martin wore to accept her Oscars award.  This beautiful dress was made by Miuccia Prada and is on display… More


Filming at La Perouse

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  This photograph was taken in February 2012 at La Perouse during the preparation of the Faith Fashion Fusion exhibition which was on display at… More


We love shoes

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This photography was shot in our basement collection store and features some of the shoes from the Joseph Box shoe collection.  The first shoe on… More


Dahl Collings and beach cricket

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This classy shot of designer Dahl Collings at the beach was taken by her husband Geoffrey, probably in England during their tour of Europe in… More


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