Photo of the day – Clyde Engineering Collection joins the Commons

Published by imageservices on September 3, 2008 in Photo of the day.

Powerhouse Museum – Sydney

Cumberland Place, The Rocks, Sydney

This image is a reproduction of a glass plate negative from the Clyde Engineering photographic collection. We have just added our first selection of 50 images to the Commons project on Flickr where we also have images from the Tyrrell photographic collection. The Commons project is about showing publicly held photographic collections to the online Flickr community and allowing members to add tags, comments and participate in adding knowledge to these collections so they become even richer.

We acquired the Clyde collection in December 1987 after Clyde Engineering was relocating offices. We have a portion of the collection that includes 1350 glass plate negatives and 4000 tri-acetate negatives showing both the workers and the machinery they manufactured. This image, taken in 1941, shows the works yard with five Tiger Moth aircraft made by DeHavilland, Australia being uploaded at the Clyde works for repairs. We will be loading more images from this collection along with our Tyrrell photographs each week.

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