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Danish West Indies ~ History

Estate Caroline of St. John, Danish West Indies

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

Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in St. John’s history. Below is an account of that […]

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Runaway Virgins New Book by Enrique Corneiro, US Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

Runaway Virgins I recently purchased this brand new book entitled, Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro. It is incredibly moving! Enrique shared over 250 […]

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Who Was David Hamilton Jackson?

  D. Hamilton Jackson D. Hamilton Jackson was an important figure in the struggle for increased civil rights and worker’s rights in […]

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Emancipation in the Danish West Indies

My Emancipated Ancestors by Dr. Dante Beretta

My Emancipated Ancestors By Dr. Dante Beretta On Sunday evening, the 2nd of July 1848, the tutu sounded over western […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Jens Holm coastal scene of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Colorful Coastal Scene of St. Thomas on Auction ~ 1824

Coastal Scene of St. Thomas So many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of the islands in their paintings. […]

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View of St. Thomas from Havensight, Danish West Indies ~ 1809

Rare View of St. Thomas From Havensight ~ 1809

View of St. Thomas The auction house of Bruun Rasmussen offers some of the most unique artwork and artifacts from […]

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St. Thomas harbor, Danish West Indies

Visitor Says Danish Islands Not Worth Millions Paid

Lately, I’ve been reading old postcards and finding it quite entertaining to see what visitors thought about the Virgin Islands. Here’s […]

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

St. Thomas Temperance Society   “Too few men have been given such opportunity for worthy service, and fewer still have […]

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

Who Owned This Popular Corner Store in St. Thomas?

 Popular Corner Store I was pleasantly surprised to locate this photograph recently.🔎 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. 🔎 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! 🎪 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 was a staunch labor rights activist and educator from St. Croix. 📗 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 of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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. 🇩🇰 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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