The Tyrrell Collection consists of 7903 glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Henry King (1855-1923) who had two of Sydney's principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Bruno Benini photography archive is one of several Australian photography archives acquired by the Powerhouse Museum, and one of the most comprehensive, covering five decades from the 1950s through to 2000.
The Historic photograph collection is a collection of photographs documenting life in Australia and the Pacific region from the late 1840s to the 1960s. The collection includes portraits, landscape views and town scenes, family photograph collections, travel albums, and ethnographic collections. It reflects the work of both commercial and amateur photographers.