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Virgin Islands Transfer Day Ceremony Video ~ 1917

Transfer Day Ceremony ~ 1917

St. Thomas Travelogue: In the Wake of the Bucaneers Video ~ 1936

St. Thomas Travelogue ~ 1936

Beautiful Cruz Bay Painting by Andreas Riis Carstensen up for Auction ~ 1903

Cruz Bay Painting A rare coastal watercolor of Cruz Bay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands is up for auction. […]

photograph of house in danish West Indies

The Oldest Inhabitant from St. John Dies ~ 1909

The Obituary of  Salome Anthony of the Island of St. John Finding obituaries in the old newspapers is a wonderful […]

How the Moravian Church in St. John Celebrated their First Harvest Festival ~ 1901

What was a Harvest Festival and how was it celebrated in St. John? A Harvest Festival was an annual get […]

Rare Pissarro Drawing from St. Thomas on Exhibit in London by Dr. Dante Beretta

Stern Pissarro Gallery in London is hosting an incredible exhibition, “Camille Pissarro: Works from the Gallery Collection”,  from November 17 through […]

Bluebeard's castle, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Bluebeard’s Castle, A Poem by Cyril Creque ~ 1920s

Bluebeard’s Castle By Cyril Creque Round the tower where legends have had their decay– Above me a mild blue, below […]

the attention of your femme de chambre; and in retiring to rest, it behoves thee to lift the netting with caution, and to insinuate thyself within its folds, in such a manner as to prevent their entrance at the same time. The comforts and coziness of a well- furnished, carpeted room, appear to a new comer, no trifling desideratum among tropical comforts, but they are rendered superfluous by the climate, and inadmissible from the multitudes of insects and vermin which infest the dwellings; whence every indispensable article of furniture is so constructed as to afford them as little shelter as possible. Miss Betsy was more liberal in providing the " re- past of ease" in the morning, and "cavished" fish, which the West Indians manage with exquisite regard to the palate, was one of the several dishes which graced her breakfast-table. We marvel much that this excellent plan of serving up fish cold, has not been introduced commonly in England. The process of frying it, and afterwards steeping it in vinegar, with some green capsicums and spices, and a flavour of garlic, is simple; and the compound may be preserved in jars for a great length of time. We confess a gusto for the thing.the attention of your femme de chambre; and in retiring to rest, it behoves thee to lift the netting with caution, and to insinuate thyself within its folds, in such a manner as to prevent their entrance at the same time. The comforts and coziness of a well- furnished, carpeted room, appear to a new comer, no trifling desideratum among tropical comforts, but they are rendered superfluous by the climate, and inadmissible from the multitudes of insects and vermin which infest the dwellings; whence every indispensable article of furniture is so constructed as to afford them as little shelter as possible. Miss Betsy was more liberal in providing the " re- past of ease" in the morning, and "cavished" fish, which the West Indians manage with exquisite regard to the palate, was one of the several dishes which graced her breakfast-table. We marvel much that this excellent plan of serving up fish cold, has not been introduced commonly in England. The process of frying it, and afterwards steeping it in vinegar, with some green capsicums and spices, and a flavour of garlic, is simple; and the compound may be preserved in jars for a great length of time. We confess a gusto for the thing.

Who was the First Local Band to Play in the Emancipation Garden? ~ 1907

For those who are curious, the first local band to play in the Emancipation Park was the Lionel Robert’s Brass […]

steamer victoria louise harbor

How Hotel Italia in St. Thomas Became a Popular Movie Venue During World War I by Dr. Dante Beretta

Opening Night:  Lights, Camera, Action! Light from the half moon shimmered on old Charlotte Amalia harbor. Gentle trade winds cooled […]

St. Paul’s Episcopal Anglican Church.

8 Christmas Carols Sung in St. Croix ~ 1912

St. Paul’s Episcopal Anglican Church. Courtesy of the Royal Danish library   St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Above is a beautiful […]

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