[Warning: Some of the content, language, and accompanying documents of this article may be uncomfortable to some. Nonetheless, the author chose to include these items to remain as accurate as possible to the story.] Catch-and Keep and the White Police This past February, we were visiting my old childhood homestead in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin […]
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Working Conditions for Agricultural Laborers Here is an interesting document found at the Royal Danish Library regarding the conditions under which laborers were employed from the British Islands.
Here’s a little poem to brighten your day, found in the Danish newspapers. 🗞 Pass It On by Rev. Henry Burton Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on T’was not given for thee alone. Pass it on Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another’s tears, Till in heaven, the deed appears— […]
What Drink Does Here’s a post found at the archives of Royal Danish Library on drinking and its effects. There were several articles written in the St. Thomas newspapers, extolling the virtues of abstaining from alcohol.
H.M.S. Valkyrien H.M.S. Valkyrien was a Danish ship stationed in the islands in 1915 when unrest and strikes were anticipated among the workers and uncertainty about the eventual sale of the islands to the US left everyone feeling uneasy. While anchored in St. Thomas, crew members lent their assistance during the disastrous hurricane of 1916 and […]
Regulations for Public School Teachers
The following poem was found in a little book called, A Souvenir by Charles A. Emanuel from St. Thomas. ~ 1912 There are so many wonderful poems written long ago about the Virgin Islands. I love discovering them and sharing them here on the blog. Africa Arise By Charles A. Emanuel Africa arise! The dawn […]
Different Uses for St. Johns Bay Rum According to this old advertisement, St. Johns Bay Rum was a popular remedy for everything! It was used as fragrant toilet water, hair lotion, shampoo, shaving disinfectant, an invigorator, a headache cure, for rheumatism, dyspepsia, heartburn, protection against mosquitoes, and as a remedy for seasickness! To learn more about […]