Bandmates, rugby players and fancy dressers… if any of these Jersey ‘faces in places’ look familiar, then you have an important role to play in preserving the stories of yesteryear.
A new photography exhibition showing an array of colourful characters from Jersey’s past has opened at Jersey Museum's John de Veulle Gallery in the hope that islanders might recognise themselves or others in the pictures.
‘Faces in Places’ brings together a collection of archive newspaper images about which very little is known. Heritage now look after the photographs, but many of the pictures don’t have details of when, why or where they were taken – or who is in them.
Pictured: The full collection of 'Faces in Places' will be shown at the Jersey Museum.
Throughout the exhibition there are albums of photographs with numbers on. If visitors to the exhibition know anything about an image, they are asked to note down its number, fill in a postcard detailing their information and put it in the post box at the exhibition entrance.
Jersey Heritage will then compile the information and add those details to the photo’s record.
Pictured: The archive wants to understand the story behind this rich collection of pictures.
Louise Downie, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Curation and Experience, said that the images showed off the “incredible range of stories that have been beautifully captured over the decades."
Urging the public to step in "to solve the mystery of why the photos were taken, and who is featured in them", she added: “Our aim is to record the precious memories that lie behind each and every photograph so we hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition and share what they know.”
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