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Virgin Islands History and Culture in Photographs

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands postcard

Rum Swizzles, Island Tours and Shopping Top One Visitors List ~ 1967

Visitors have loved the Virgin Islands since they first started arriving on steamers at the turn of the century. Others arrived by private yacht and anchored in the beautiful bay.   Recently, I’ve started collecting postcards from past visitors and sharing their comments and thoughts about their holidays. Some are really quite interesting while others […]

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Uncle Sam’s New Virgin Islands ~ 1917

Uncle Sam’s New Virgin Islands Rare glimpses into what the new Virgin Islands was like just after being ceded to the United States can be found in obscure newspapers from time to time. This cool discovery from 1917 was a thrill for me. Shortly after the hurricane of 1916, a newspaper reporter visited the islands. The […]

Camille Pissarro Painting from the Danish West Indies

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

Portrait of a Boy 1852 – 1855 This rare painting is an incredible find!  It is a Camille Pissarro painting, truly a one of a kind original by the famed impressionist. It’s been examined first hand by the Wildenstein Institute and authenticated. Camille Pissarro Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St. Thomas in […]

Cinnamon Bay by Fritz Melbye painting

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

Here’s an interesting book about the history of St. John that I’m planning on reading this summer. Below you’ll find the amazon review with a link to the book. Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life This book covers 300 years of St. John history from the plantation economy of the early 1700s through the peasant economy […]

Come Back To The Virgin Isles ~ 1957

Come Back to the Virgin Isles Bill La Motta was one of the most talented pianists, organists, composers and arrangers from the Virgin Islands. He wrote an incredibly popular song called, Come Back to the Virgin Isles. Born in St. Croix on January 13, 1919, his musical talent was recognized at an early age by family members, […]

Carnival Time in the Virgin Islands

Celebrating Carnival Time in the US Virgin Islands ~ 1978

Carnival Time The first Carnival celebrations in the Virgin Islands were joyous ones! Both were successes in 1912 and 1914 respectfully. When former President Theodore Roosevelt visited the islands in 1916, a Carnival Ball was held in his honor at the Grand Hotel. Thanks to Ron deLugo, a local radio personality, a revival carnival celebration took place […]

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 sentence. This postcard says: Hi– This is the life! We’re coming home fat and lazy. We highly recommend a cruise. These islands are beautiful, especially this one. ~ Jean and Bernie Preman To find the […]

Coconut Palm Tree Painting in the Virgin Islands

Colorful Coconut Palm Tree Painting For Sale

Coconut Palm Tree This is such beautiful painting of a coconut palm tree that I thought I would share it with you. Some think it was painted at Solomon Beach on St. John.  Without knowing who the artist is or any further information, I can’t say for sure.   I attempted to find other artists […]

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 is up for auction! They include photographs from the 1900’s to the 1920’s. This vintage photograph album portrays rare images from St. Croix and St. Thomas on Transfer Day 1917. Also included are images from […]

Visiting the Virgin Islands ~ 1964

Visiting the Virgin Islands    Here are a few photographs one visitor took while visiting St. Thomas in 1964. To see the collection or to purchase them, visit eBay. Follow Our Blog Too! You can sign up easily below.   SaveSave SaveSave