The holdings from several professional studios are a highlight of the HPC, allowing the work of several major Sydney studio photographers to be studied.
William Hetzer Collection
1854-1860s; 42 photographic prints; Stereoscopic views of Sydney and NSW; HP80.51
John Paine Collection
c.1875-1908; approx. 500 photographic prints; Views of Sydney, NSW, and the Pacific; HP82.39 to HP82.41
c.1890-c.1917; over 3,000 glass negatives mainly from the Kerry and Co studio; the majority are views of Sydney and country NSW towns taken for postcards; also portraits of soldiers, and personal photographs attributed to Charles Kerry; HP83.60
The Kerry Collection is available to search on the Sydney University Museums collections database here.
J.G. Park Collection
1910s-1920s; approximately 1500 glass negatives; Leichhardt and Sydney views and scenes, many studio portraits; HP80.49
Hall and Company Collection
c.1930s; over 600 glass negatives; Aerial views of Sydney, images of horse-racing, sheep and other animals; HP83.66