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The History of the Danish West Indies

How Whit Monday was Celebrated in St. John ~ 1906

Discovering a Clue to this Postcard’s Identity Unbeknownst to me, this postcard image held one important clue to its date […]

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The New St. Thomas Cricket Team Wins the Match! ~ 1895

Cricket Cricket was one of the most popular sports played in the Danish West Indies!   The newspapers were filled with […]

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A Military Funeral for a German Marine ~ 1914

Funeral Procession for German Marine Imagine having a loved one die overseas? It must have been tragic for the family to […]

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P.H. Thurland, jeweler

Peter H. Thurland, A Jeweler of Distinction Passes Away ~ 1913

Peter H. Thurland Very rarely is a vintage photograph found with the name and profession of the subject in the […]

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Lawaetz family of st croix

The Loss of Little Asta Lawaetz ~ 1915

The Lawaetz Family The Lawaetz family lived in a beautiful, stately home in Estate Little La Grange on St. Croix.  […]

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Moravian Memorial Church in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

13 Sunday School Scriptures to Know ~ 1914

13 Sunday School Scriptures to Know

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Baerentzen St. Thomas harbor 1856

Very Fair and Full of Promise is the Island of St. Thomas ~ 1868

Harte’s Island of St. Thomas by Bret Harte 1868 When the question of the purchase of the Danish West Indies […]

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Honoring Transfer Day in the Danish West Indies, later the US Virgin Islands ~ 1917 By Valerie Sims

Honoring the Anniversary of TRANSFER DAY ~ 1917

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America. Fearing Germany’s advances on […]

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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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Carl Ludwig Bille

Amazing Harbor Painting of St. Thomas by Carl Ludwig Bille Up For Auction ~ 1868

Danish West Indies ~ Paintings Beautiful paintings of the Danish West Indies are rare, but they do come up for […]

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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 ~ 1920s

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 is […]

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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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