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US Virgin Islands History

The Virgin Islands Postcard

This is the Life in the Virgin Islands ~ 1973

This is the Life I love finding these vintage postcards from visitors! To see the whole collection click on this […]

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Coconut Palm Tree Painting in the Virgin Islands

A Colorful Coconut Palm Tree Painting For Sale

Coconut Palm Tree This is such a beautiful painting of a coconut palm tree that I thought I would share […]

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Vintage Photograph Album of the Danish West Indies

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

Vintage Photograph Album A rare album containing more than 190 vintage photographs from the Danish West Indies and US Virgin Islands […]

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Visiting the Virgin Islands ~ 1964

Visiting the Virgin Islands    Here are a few photographs one visitor took while visiting St. Thomas in 1964. To […]

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Things are Just as I Hoped for on St. John! ~ 1985

Everything is just as I hoped! I often wonder what visitors think of our beautiful islands. Perusing eBay for some of […]

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1956, Redbook Magazine about the romantic Virgin Islands

The Romantic Virgin Islands ~ 1956

The Romantic Virgin Islands ~ 1956 Redbook Magazine shared a wonderful article about the romantic Virgin Islands in their September […]

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Beautiful painting by Russ Elliott of St. Thomas.

Beautiful Painting of St. Thomas Harbor for Sale ~ 1986

Russ Elliott Russ Elliott’s paintings can be found in many high-end hotels and estates throughout the world! Known for his murals […]

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Cricket team played in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1953

Rare St. Thomas Cricket Team Photograph Available ~ 1953

Cricket Team For those that love Cricket, this is a fantastic collectible! This photograph of the team was taken at […]

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St. John July 4th parade in the US Virgin Islands

St. John and Virgin Islands History Book by Gideon West

There’s a new book about the history of the Virgin Islands with a focus on St. John available!   It’s […]

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St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Postcard

The Donkeys Bray, the Roosters Crow, But I Could Stay Forever ~ 1950s

Here’s an interesting postcard that captures some of the charm of the islands. 🙂 The Good Ol’ USA “Haiti and […]

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

The Colors Are Unbelievable and the People So Friendly ~ 1950

Here’s another complimentary postcard a visitor sent home in 1950.   Colors Unbelievable!   Dear Peg, – Boy! This is […]

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1965 Waterfront shopping, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands postcard

Waterfront Shopping, a Novel Experience for Visitors ~ 1965

Shopping for food on the waterfront was a novel idea for tourists.🍍 Here’s what one visitor wrote home: ~ 1965 […]

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W. Harold Hancock paints the Virgin Islands

Do You Know the Location of this Colorful Painting?

Colorful Painting Hundreds of artists have captured the beauty of the Virgin Islands in their own way. 🎨 Street scenes, […]

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Lunch at Bluebeard's Castle, US Virgin Islands

Lunch on the Hotel Terrace ~ 1957

Bluebeard’s Castle is a historic property that dates back to 1689 when the Danish Government built it as a measure of […]

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St Thomas, US Virgin Islands postcard

Beautiful Weather Makes One Visitor Want to Stay ~ 1968

Arriving by ship must be an incredible experience for visitors!🚢 When they enter the harbor for the first time, they […]

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Cane Bay Plantation, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Cane Bay Plantation, A lovely Spot ~ 1969

You can easily understand why visitors found the Virgin Islands so captivating by reading some of the old postcards they sent. 📧 […]

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Caribbean Belle in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Flamboyants and Buttercups and a Lovely Caribbean Belle ~ 1960s

I love these old postcards that capture a moment in time.  I remember climbing a flamboyant tree similar to the […]

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Estate Concordia on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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

Estate Concordia  There’s a rare collection of documents about St. Croix’s history on sale today! The documents cover Estate Concordia […]

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Caneel Bay postcard, St. John, US Virgin Islands 1958

The Lure of Caneel Bay Makes One Visitor Want To Stay ~ 1958

Caneel Bay Caneel Bay Caneel Bay ~ 1958 ⛱ In a postcard home to family, a visitor at Caneel Bay, […]

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Pretty Postcard of the Apothecary Hall on Main Street ~ 1930s

Apothecary Hall This is a pretty postcard of the Apothecary Hall. The three-story building was destroyed by a Christmas fire […]

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inauguration of paul m pearson

First Civilian Governor of the Virgin Islands Inaugurated ~ 1931

Today in VI History On this day, March 18, 1931, the first civilian governor of the US Virgin Islands was […]

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Unknown painting in Virgin Islands

Do You Recognize This Pretty Lady From St. Croix? ~ 1939

Helen C. Taylor Not much is known about Helen C. Taylor, the artist that created this beautiful pastel painting of […]

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First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt visits the US Virgin Islands in 1934 by Valerie Sims

First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt Visits the US Virgin Islands ~ 1934

Today in VI History On this day, March 7, 1934, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt visited the US Virgin Islands. […]

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Pretty watercolor painting of the Grand Hotel in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands by M NIeld

Pretty Watercolor Rendering of the Grand Hotel ~ 1963

Pretty Watercolor This pretty watercolor captured the Grand Hotel in the heart of Charlotte Amalie, one of the busiest squares in […]

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Interested in the history of the Danish West Indies?

Here are a few stories ...

How All Saints Church Celebrated the Crucifiction on Good Friday ~ 1904

10 Antique Views of the Virgin Islands Available for Sale

Close Call for 2 St. John Fishermen When Their Boat Capsized ~ 1908

5 Working Conditions for Agricultural Laborers from the British West Indies in St. Croix ~ 1864

Pass It On, An Inspirational Poem ~ 1913

How St. Thomas Became Known as a City of Music and Laughter ~ 1892

What Drinking Does, Its Effects Upon Society, Business, Politics, and Religion ~ 1916

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 ~ 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 ~ 1920s

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

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