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The History of the Danish West Indies

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.  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.   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, would always be remembered in the “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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Telegraph Office Postcard in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1909

Telegraph Office Postcard ~ 1909

Below is a very nice postcard of the Telegraph Office in St. Thomas. You don’t see this image often. Clink on […]

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very old photographs of the Virgin Islands

Very Old Photographs of the Virgin Islands

Another great set of vintage photos available on eBay! 🎥 Here’s the link, only $20 for all 4 on eBay. […]

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The First performance of the Adams Juvenile Band, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1910 By Valerie Sims

The First Performance of the Adams Juvenile Band ~ 1910

Adams Juvenile Band ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Adams Juvenile Band gave their first performance! 🎷🥁🎺 It took place at […]

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The Cruise of the Diablesse in the Danish West Indies ~ 1914

The Yacht, Diablesse Visits St. Thomas ~ 1914

#OnThisDay in 1914, one of my favorite authors sailed into Charlotte Amalie harbor. Captain Frederic A. Fenger, was an adventurous […]

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The quest for buried treasure never dies!

The Quest for Buried Treasure Never Dies!

Buried Treasure The quest for buried treasure never dies! 💰 One hundred years ago, Blackbeard’s Castle was purchased with the secret […]

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Main Street, St. Thomas

Ever Wonder What St. Thomas Was Like One Hundred Years Ago? Take This Tour…

Take this tour past the coaling docks with a brief stop on Main Street and the Catholic Church to see […]

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Theodore Roosevelt wearing a Panama hat ~ 1906

How Panama Hats Became So Popular ~ 1913

The “Tourist Day” line of postcards was a novel idea in the Danish West Indies! They were produced to show visiting traveler’s the […]

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Coaling ships in St. Thomas, Danish West Indes, US Virgin Islands, Dansk Vestindien

How Strength and Perseverance Gave Coal Carriers a Memorable Legacy

Women have been supporting their families since the beginning of time with incredible sacrifices. Under the Danish flag, they earned a […]

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The Thrills and Dangers of Animal-Driven Carts in the Danish West Indies ~ 1906

The Thrills and Dangers of Animal-Driven Carts ~ 1906

Before automated vehicles commanded the streets, horse carts, donkey carts, oxen and mule carts filled the narrow, dusty roadways delivering much-needed […]

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Coaling ladies at work on Hassel Island, Danish West Indies ~ 1907

How the Coaling Women Persevered ~ 1907

One of the unique scenes on Hassel Island was the line of women who served as coal carriers or coal […]

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Early St. Thomas Panoramas of the Danish West Indies ~ 1850s

Early St. Thomas Panoramas ~ 1850s

An Early St. Thomas Panorama By Dr. Dante Beretta There are two old Danish West Indian photographs available at the […]

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Pot sellers of St. Croix, Danish West Indies ~1907

Pot Sellers of St. Croix ~ 1907

This is a wonderful image featuring the types of cooking pots used in the islands ~ 1907  It was captured […]

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Photographer captured early image of Creque Marine Railway on Hassel Island.

Early Image of the Creque Marine Railway ~ 1912

The Railway This is an early photograph of the railway at Hassel Island. The Creque Marine Railway was kept very busy […]

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Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander of the North American Fleet passes St. Croix, Danish West Indies ~ 1917 By Valerie Sims

44 Ships Belonging to the North Atlantic Fleet Pass St. Croix ~ 1917

Imagine looking out to the horizon and seeing a flotilla of battleships coming into view.  This happened in 1917 on […]

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