The Channel Islands are a chain of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean off southern California. They are divided into two British Crown Dependencies, the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey. The history of early human occupation in the Channel Islands dates back to 250,000 years when they were part of continental Europe. The islands were first colonized by the Chumash and Tongva, Native Americans, 13,000 years ago. And they were removed from the islands in the early 19th century, taken to Spanish missions and pueblos on the adjacent mainland. Tourism is the major industry; however, Jersey and Guernsey are well-established financial centers. These dazzling color photographs capture the stunning beauty Channel Islands in the late 19th century. Vote your favorites, and don’t forget to share.