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King Christian's statue in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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The History of the Danish West Indies

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! ๐ŸŽช 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 wasย a staunch labor-rights activist and educator from St. Croix.ย  He felt strongly about “uplifting […]

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conch shell

Rare Conch Pearls Found! ~ 1906

Conch Pearls Have you ever had Conch Fritters or Stewed Conch? ๐Ÿด 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. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 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 ~ย  November 14, 1493   Christopher Columbus, sailing […]

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Anders Valstrรธm and his photograph collection of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1911

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 by Edith deJongh Woods

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 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

How Crown House Survived the Hurricane of 1916

By Dr. Dante Beretta For every bad, there is a good. ย 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 Two Rare Paintings Incredibly, two paintings depicting the Battle […]

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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 the British Virgin Islands. ย  Here is a small […]

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The Solar Eclipse in the Danish West Indies ~ 1897

Local Star Gazers Turned out to See a Solar Eclipse ~ 1897

The Solar Eclipse As exciting as it was for many to witness the recent solar eclipse, imagine what it was […]

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Unveiling the Bust of King Christian IX in St.Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1909

Unveiling the Bust of King Christian IX ~ 1909

Long ago, it was recorded that August 5, 1909, wouldย alwaysย be remembered in theย “history of St. Thomas”, as the day the […]

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Rare, souvenir booklet found of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1897

Rare Souvenir Booklet Found! ~ 1897

This rare, souvenir booklet of the Danish West Indies is a fabulous find! It was produced by Mr. Edward Fraas, […]

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Celebrated Fragrance makes Simmonds & Co a success in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1850s

How a Celebrated Fragrance Lasted the Test of Time ~ 1860s

Every wonder what the earliest fragrances were that were sold on Main Street in St. Thomas? Today, some of the […]

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