The Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey Archaeology, History, Natural History and later also the Ancient Language and Conservation of the Environment.
The Photographic Archive contains over 60 000 images dating from the mid 1840s to the present day.
The Island of Jersey has played host to a rich photographic history as a territory lying on the cusp of Britain and France, the two cultures that pioneered the medium of photography.
Notable photographers represented include Charles Hugo, Thomas Sutton and William Collie, accompanied by a wealth of local and immigrant photographers.
Together the collection offers a detailed representation of Jersey History throughout the photographic era and a fine cross section of historic processes.