Two historic photography collections from Sydney's Powerhouse Museum:
The Tyrell Collection
- glass plate negatives from the Sydney studios of Charles Kerry and Henry King from 1884-1917 depicting a local record of the times; and the Hedda Morrison Collection
- photographs from China, 1933-1946. The collection also includes personal papers and objects, such as Chinese papercuts, belt toggles, and photos from a 1930s-era folk festival in Germany.
posted by madamjujujive
on Mar 16, 2008 -
is one of those "give lots of people disposable cameras to take photos of their lives during a particular time"
photo collections. In this case, the pictures were taken by Australians in regional areas during the 2004 Olympics.
I know there are lots of these projects around, but they can often turn the ordinary into interesting or capture those things iconic to that community.
posted by AnnaRat
on Dec 10, 2004 -