The work of commercial photographers is to be found in many HPC collections in the numerous portraits of individuals and families taken by photographic studios in Australia and abroad, held as part of personal collections. 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 items; Stereoscopic views of Sydney and NSW; HP80.51
John Paine Collection
c.1875-1908; approx. 500 items; Views of Sydney and NSW, and the Pacific; HP82.39 to HP82.41
c.1890-c.1917; over 3,000 items; Glass negatives mainly from the Kerry and Co studio; mainly 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 here.
J. G. Park Collection
1910s-1920s; approx. 1500 items; Leichhardt and Sydney views and scenes, many studio portraits; HP80.49
Hall and Company Collection
c.1930s; over 600 items; Aerial views of Sydney, images of horse-racing, sheep and other animals; HP83.66