Carnival may be a fond memory now, but seeing vintage photographs of past Carnival Kings and Queens is still very exciting!
Here’s a wonderful photo of King Raphael (Lito) Valls and Queen Melba Canegata of St. Croix after being crowned for the 1957 Carnival.
This photograph was taken at the Territorial Senate building where the ceremonies took place.
Queen Melba was a teacher at the Christiansted High school and her consort was a librarian at the high school.
Governor Walter A. Gordon standing on the far left in this picture, officiated.
Over 12,000 people turned out for the weekend festivities!