Many localities in the British Isles have been captured in photographs and on postcards, and these in turn have been collected in book form. The genre is well over a century old if traced back to collections of etched "views".
The listings here date from the most recent collections in the British Library, acquired in the period 1975-2000. The photographs themselves, however, go as far back as the 19th century. They are often accompanied with detailed descriptions and are an important source of local history in their own right.
Alderney in old photographs, collected by Brian Bonnard, Sutton, 1991. Shelfmark: YK.1992.a.3308
Alderney in old photographs: a second selection, collected by Brian Bonnard. Sutton, 1993. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.1605
The Louis Levy postcards of the Channel Islands, Stanley Newman. C. I. & Lundy Auctions, 1991. Shelfmark: YK.1995.a.8477
Guernsey in old photographs, collected by Nick Machon. Sutton, 1988. Shelfmark: YV.1988.a.1295
Guernsey through the lens, including Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jethou, photographs taken before 1914, compiled by Victor Coysh and Carel Toms. Phillimore, 1978. Shelfmark: X.800/28009
Jersey in old photographs, collected by Raoul Lempriere. Sutton, 1987. Shelfmark: YV.1988.a.1523
Jersey in old photographs: a second selection, collected by Raoul Lempriere. Sutton, 1989. Shelfmark: YC.1990.a.4342
Jersey through the lens, photographs taken before 1918, compiled by Richard Mayne and Joan Stevens. Phillimore, 1975. Shelfmark: X.800/25091