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. 👑
The ceremonies took place at the Territorial Senate building. 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 officiated.
Over 12,000 people turned out for the weekend festivities!