Estate Concordia There’s a rare collection of documents about St. Croix’s history on sale today! The documents cover Estate Concordia during the 1850s-1890s, a most tumultuous time…and they’re in English! The estate was owned by Mr. Lofgren until September 5, 1895, when he passed away. These documents should be a part of our island’s archives. Have […]
Ceramic Vase Check out this handcrafted, historic vase of Fort Chrisitan.🔎 Only $3.99 on ebay Card says: “Built in 1671 and named in honor of King Christian V. It served as Governor’s residence, Church, Town Hall, Police Station, Jail, and now, the VI Museum.” Shop VI History!
Main Street Caption on the back of this photograph reads… 👀 Practically a free port, foreign made articles like French perfumes, Scotch whiskey, English brushes, cameras and toilet articles can be had at bargain prices. If you collect old photographs of the Virgin Islands, this one is available at ==> ebay.com Shop VI history! SaveSave
Beautiful Painting by Caroc 🎨 Up for sale, this week is a very special work of art created by the artist, Caroc in 1929. It is a one of kind creation that was purchased by the West Indies Corporation and donated to the East Asiatic Company to honor the anniversary of its founding, March 27, […]
“The sport of Baseball was introduced in the islands by William Lewis, a young St. Thomian who returned from Santo Domingo with the know-how. ⚾ He succeeded in converting many cricketers into ball players.” ~ Source: 1975 article in the VI Daily News Before 1917, Soccer was popular, having been introduced by the Danes as well […]
Curious about the Creole language? 📖 There’s an interesting little booklet on Haitian Creole sayings that was recently offered for sale. Although the nuances of the Haitian dialect and the creole spoken in the Danish West Indies may have been different, it’s very likely that one could understand each other. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave […]
There’s a great Virgin Islands collectible on ebay today ~ 1951. 📚 Take a look with this link!==> Ebay. Holiday Magazine On the February cover of Holiday magazine was a pretty model. Her name was Mrs. Madeleine Kaufman. She was married to a St. Thomas merchant after being a New York, Cover girl model […]
This rare, souvenir booklet of the Danish West Indies is a fabulous find! It was produced by Mr. Edward Fraas, a portrait artist originally from Denmark. He moved to the St. Thomas in 1863 and established his photo studio four years later. Here is an interesting clipping found in the 1897 newspaper about the “new” booklet. […]