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US Virgin Islands History

Pretty Dock Scene Print for Sale of the Virgin Islands

Pretty Dock Scene  Hundreds of artists have been captivated by the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands. Some artists we […]

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Caneel Bay Dock, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Cruz Bay, From Conquest to Exploitation, A Forgotten History by David W. Knight Sr.

St. John, US Virgin Islands Cruz Bay, From Conquest to Exploitation A Forgotten History by David W. Knight Sr. For […]

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Where Denmark’s Son’s are Sleeping, A Peom by C.M. Conrad ~ 1922

Where Denmark’s Son’s are Sleeping By C.M. Conrad The western sun is sinking low in clouds of gold and crimson, […]

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Carnival Time in the Virgin islands ~ 1958

Carnival Time Carnival time is a festive time in the Virgin islands! Thousands visit the islands to celebrate its history […]

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Beautiful Painting by Riis Carstensen of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Saint Thomas, A Poem by Edwin W. Pope ~ 1920s

Saint Thomas A beautiful poem By Edwin W. Pope In the center of these, our Antilles Ever fanned by the […]

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sunset in virgin islands, 1945

The Virgin Islands are Really Dead ~ 1945

A Postcard Home During War Times “Dearest Mom and Dad, Just a card to let you know that I’m still […]

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Jewish Soldier, Stationed in St. Thomas, Writes Interesting Letter Home ~ 1942

Auctioned Items Available An archive of seven letters, written between October 10 and December 26, 1942, by a Jewish soldier […]

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Charles Lindbergh, The Flier with the Eagle Eye ~ 1928

Colonel Charles Lindbergh It was a landmark occasion when the infamous aviator, Charles Lindbergh touched down on the western end of […]

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Fort Christian Declared a National Registered Landmark ~ 1977

Fort Christian Under Governor Cyril King, Fort Christian became certified as a National Historic Landmark ~ 1977 He officially accepted […]

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Having a Lovely Time at Caneel Bay ~ 1985

Caneel Bay 1985 “We’re having a great time! This place is surely a tropical paradise. Today, we’re going to explore […]

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Frenchtown, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

How the People of Frenchtown Honor their Heritage

Frenchtown Descendants Many of the ancestors of the small colony of French descendants that occupy the outskirts of Charlotte Amalie […]

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St. John July 4th Parade, US Virgin Islands in 2019

Pictures from the St. John July 4th Parade ~ 2019

The St. John July 4th Parade Shop VI History!

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What’s Inside the Mystery Cave at John Brewers Bay ~ 1929

John Brewer’s Bay The cave set high above the Estate of John Brewers Bay on the Western end of St. […]

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The Little Sloop, SORA Sails to the US Virgin Islands ~ 1942

The Sloop, Sora This little yacht arrived at the Creque Marine Railway for service in 1942. She was a pretty […]

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Vintage St. Croix Photographs ~ 1963

St. Croix Photographs        

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Honoring Transfer Day in the Danish West Indies, later the US Virgin Islands ~ 1917 By Valerie Sims

Honoring the Anniversary of TRANSFER DAY ~ 1917

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America. Fearing Germany’s advances on […]

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Caneel Bay Dock, St. John, US Virgin Islands

M/V Kungsholm, First Ocean Liner to Visit St. John ~ 1958

The Swedish American liner, M/V Kungsholm, looked like one of the largest ships in the world when it was anchored in tiny […]

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Charles Lindburgh's plane and flower girl, Margie Creque in St. Thomas ,US Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928

Margie Creque 🌺 Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of […]

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Creque's Alley, St. Thomas, USVI

A Haunting Experience Above Creque’s Alley #3 in St. Thomas

Creque’s Alley Number 3 This alley, located in St. Thomas, was said to be haunted during the 1930s. 👻 My […]

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American Red Cross Society in the US Virgin Islands

American Red Cross Volunteers Dedicate 100 Years of Service in the US Virgin Islands

The American Red Cross Society Did you know that the American Red Cross has been working in the Virgin Islands […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day from the US Virgin Islands.

Happy Thanksgiving from the US Virgin Islands!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family, past, and present. ❤ Thanksgiving for Little Joys 1921 Dear God, from my small world […]

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Armistice Day, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 1918

How the Virgin Islands Celebrated Armistice Day ~ 1918

Armistice Day “On that grey, November morning when the news flashed around the world that war had ceased, humanity gave […]

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View above St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Old Photographs and Music Bring Virgin Islands History to Life

The Virgin Islands in Old Photographs This is a wonderful video posted by Etienne A. Gibbs with old photographs collected […]

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Virgin Isle Hotel, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The New Virgin Isle Hotel ~ 1950

The Virgin Isle Hotel In 1950, when the Virgin Isle Hotel opened for the first time, it was the talk […]

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Interested in the history of the Danish West Indies?

Here are a few stories ...

Transfer Day, An Engaging Historical Thriller by Sophie Schiller

The Earliest Known Telephone Subscribers in St. Thomas ~ 1909

Valkyrien’s Band Marches Through Frederiksted ~ 1916

A Lecture by Adolph Sixto at the Apollo Theatre, After the War, What? ~ 1915

St. Thomas, One of the Most Beautiful Spots in the World ~ 1905

13 Regulations for the Teachers of the Public Schools in St. Croix ~ 1900s

Africa Arise, An Inspirational Poem by Charles A. Emanuel of St. Thomas ~ 1912

11 Different Uses for St. Johns Bay Rum ~ 1917

The Loss of the Anegada Sloop, FIDDLER ~ 1906

High School Reunion Sparks Appreciaton for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School

A Rare Photograph of the First Carnival Festival in the Danish West Indies ~ 1912

Over 230 Books Recommended by the Nisky Sunday School in St. Thomas ~ 1912

J.H. Fechtenburg Offers the Best Prices on Wines, Whiskies and Liqueurs ~ 1912

16 Rules and Instructions for Midwives in St. Croix ~ 1884

Where Denmark’s Son’s are Sleeping, A Peom by C.M. Conrad ~ 1922

St. Thomas Lager Beer, The Most Suitable Beer for the Tropical Climate ~ 1910

The St. Thomas Census ~ 1901

How Whit Monday was Celebrated in St. John ~ 1906

The New St. Thomas Cricket Team Wins the Match! ~ 1895

A Military Funeral for a German Marine ~ 1914

Peter H. Thurland, A Jeweler of Distinction Passes Away ~ 1913

The Loss of Little Asta Lawaetz ~ 1915

13 Sunday School Scriptures to Know ~ 1914

Very Fair and Full of Promise is the Island of St. Thomas ~ 1868

Honoring the Anniversary of TRANSFER DAY ~ 1917

A Historical Account of the Slave Insurrection on St. John ~ 1733

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

Who Was David Hamilton Jackson?

My Emancipated Ancestors by Dr. Dante Beretta

Amazing Harbor Painting of St. Thomas by Carl Ludwig Bille Up For Auction ~ 1868

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

Cultural Adaptation & Resistance on St. John Book by Karen Fog Olwig

190 Vintage Photographs of the Danish West Indies Up for Auction!

Colorful Coastal Scene of St. Thomas on Auction ~ 1824

Rare View of St. Thomas From Havensight ~ 1809

Visitor Says Danish Islands Not Worth Millions Paid

Rare Document Collection Up For Sale From Estate Concordia on St. Croix

St. Thomas Temperance Society Extolls the Virtues of Abstaining from Alcohol ~ 1911

Who Owned This Popular Corner Store in St. Thomas?

A Romantic History of St. Croix Book by Florence Lewisoln

The Beautiful Boston-Built Schooner, GITANA anchors in the Harbor ~ 1899

See the Greatest Show on Earth! ~ 1835

Through The Sands of Time Book by Judah M. Cohen

10 Books David Hamilton Jackson Recommended You Read ~ 1916

Rare Conch Pearls Found! ~ 1906

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, One of the Greatest Living Composers by Alton A. Adams ~ 1910

Pretty Painting up for Auction of the West Indies

Saint Croix 1770 – 1776 book by Robert Amandus Johnson

Danish West Indies Satirical Lithograph for Sale ~ 1901

The Marriage of Opposites Book by Alice Hoffman

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