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Danish West Indies History

Ludvig A. Thraen store, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies now the US Virgin Islands

Who Owned This Popular Corner Store in St. Thomas?

Β Popular Corner Store I was pleasantly surprised to locate this photograph recently.πŸ”Ž It provided the location of one of the […]

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The Romantic history of St Croix, US Virgin Islands book

A Romantic History of St. Croix book by Florence Lewisoln

  The Romantic History of St. Croix By Florence Lewisoln For those invested in the history of the islands this […]

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Schooner, Gitana visits the Virgin Islands

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

Schooner, Gitana Have a glimpse at one of the prettiest yachts to visit the Danish West Indies.Β πŸ”Ž Gitana was a […]

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Indian elephant visits St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, now US Virgin islands

See the Greatest Show on Earth! ~ 1835

Did you know that the circus came to St. Thomas? Not just once, but many times! πŸŽͺ However, this show […]

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Through the Sands of Time by Judah M. Cohen

Through The Sands of Time Book by Judah M. Cohen

In just a few days, a new documentary about the living history of the oldest Synagogue will be unveiled in […]

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David Hamilton Jackson

10 Books David Hamilton Jackson Recommended You Read ~ 1916

David Hamilton Jackson David Hamilton Jackson wasΒ a staunch labor rights activist and educator from St. Croix.Β πŸ“— He felt strongly about […]

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conch shell

Rare Conch Pearls Found! ~ 1906

Conch Pearls Have you ever had Conch Fritters or Stewed Conch? 🍴 They are delicious specialties found in the Caribbean […]

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Alton A Adams

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

Alton A. Adams The First Black Bandmaster in the US Navy Alton A. Adams, a gifted musician, wrote many articles […]

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pretty painting of danish West Indies

Pretty Painting up for Auction of the West Indies

Pretty Painting The Danish auction house of Bruun Rasmussen represents some of the most beautiful and obscure items that originated […]

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St. Croix by Robert Amandus Johnson

Saint Croix 1770 – 1776 book by Robert Amandus Johnson

Robert Amandus Johnson Our beloved friend, Bob Johnson wrote a fascinating account of the early history of the Virgin Islands […]

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Danish West Indies lithograph for sale

Danish West Indies Satirical Lithograph for Sale ~ 1901

Lithograph This double-page image from Judge magazine satirizes American politics in the wake of the Spanish-American War. πŸ‡©πŸ‡° It centers […]

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The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Marriage of Opposites Book by Alice Hoffman

The Marriage of Opposites From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things […]

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Fireburn in St. Croix, Danish West Indies

Fireburn Book by Apple Gidley

Fireburn Book There’s a new book available about one of the most horrific events that took place on the island […]

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Painting by Viggo Johansen

Could This Be Morningstar Beach in St. Thomas?

For those of you familiar with the Virgin Islands, doesn’t this painting above look like it was painted at Morningstar […]

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Strange fish caught off St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1857

Strange Fish Caught Off St. Thomas ~ 1857

One of the strangest fish ever caught off the Virgin Islands was thrown aboard by the wheel of a steamer […]

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Christopher Columbus visits St. Croix, US Virgin Islands ~ 1493

Christopher Columbus Visits the Virgin Islands ~ 1493

Christopher Columbus This week marks another milestone in Virgin Islands history. Christopher Columbus ~ St. Croix ~ November 14, 1493 […]

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Amazing Photograph Collection Up For Auction! ~ 1911

Bookkeeper, Anders Valstrom, original owner of the collection. Photograph Collection There is a phenomenal photograph collection up for auction this […]

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royal three quarters of charlotte amalie book

The Royal Three Quarters of The Town of Charlotte Amalie

Learn more on Historic Book Available St. Thomas, almost the keystone of the arch formed by the chain of […]

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David Hamilton Jackson Day in the US Virgin Islands

Happy David Hamilton Jackson Day!

David Hamilton Jackson Day In 1915, Jackson declared November 1st a public holiday in honor of the publishing of his […]

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Danish Crew of the Valkyrien in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Honoring Hurricane Heroes Past and Present

HMS Valkyrien ~ Crew Hurricane of 1916 Just over 100 years ago, a hurricane in October of 1916 tore through […]

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crown house

How Crown House Survived the Hurricane of 1916

By Dr. Dante Beretta For every bad, there is a good. Β West Indian saying When the barometer reading steadily dropped […]

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Battle of West Kay, Captain Carl V. Jessen

Two Treasured Paintings Document a Memorable Moment in Virgin Islands History ~ 1801

Battle of West Kay, Courtesy of Bruun-Rassmussen, Auctioneers of Fine Art Incredibly, two paintings depicting the Battle of West Kay […]

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Postcards from the Past ~ Danish West Indies

Collecting Postcards From The Past

I love collecting various postcards of the Danish West Indies and British Virgin Islands. Β  Here is a small sampling […]

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The Solar Eclipse in the Danish West Indies ~ 1897

Witnessing a Solar Eclipse ~ 1897

As exciting as it was for many to witness the recent solar eclipse, imagine what it was like for those […]

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