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Photographic Collection


Since the advent of photography, many artists have captured aspects of Guernsey life and landscapes through the lens.

The Museum Service holds a large collection of mainly sepia and black & white photographic prints as well as glass-plate negatives ranging from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th Century. They cover the full range of topics within island-life including maritime subjects, local architecture, agriculture, horticulture and general social history. In addition there are numerous photographs of people and island events as well as a small collection of photographs from the German Occupation during WWII.

The Museum is also the owner of the photographic collection of Dr Frank Neubert FRPS (1901 - 2001). It is also currently the repository for the David Family Maritime Photographic Archive which chronicles shipping in the Channel Islands from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th Century.

The photographs to which the Museum Service holds Copyright may be used for publications or other commercial purposes. Interested parties should view the Image Rights page.

  • William Le Lacheur (ship)
  • Photo-high-street
  • Photo-vraicing
  • Photo-airport-opening
  • Photo-grape-growing