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Seascape painting by Eljay Torgar of the Virgin Islands

Pretty Seascape Beach Painting by Eljay Torgar Available

Eljay Torgar There’s a pretty watercolor painting of a beach scene in St. Thomas up for sale on ebay. 🖼 Asking […]

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Fort Christian ceramic vase, US Virgin Islands

Fort Christian Ceramic Vase up for Sale

Ceramic Vase Check out this handcrafted, historic vase of Fort Chrisitan.🔎 Only $3.99 on ebay Card says: “Built in 1671 […]

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Larry Gluck painting of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Beautiful Island Paintings by Larry Gluck ~ 1960s

Larry Gluck, Artist Larry Gluck created some of the most captivating scenes of the Virgin Islands on canvas! 🖼 On […]

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Henry Creque Ten pounds

The Ten Pound Baby!

Ten Pound Baby🍼 Have you ever discovered articles about your family in the old newspapers?  I’ve been thrilled to find […]

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Main Street, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1940

A Leisurely Look at Main Street ~ 1940

Main Street Caption on the back of this photograph reads… 👀 Practically a free port, foreign made articles like French […]

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Movie Day on Main Street, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1963

Movie Day on Main Street ~ 1963

Movie Day 🎬 Headlining at the Cinema Theatre was The Victors produced by Carl Foreman. Movie posters promised=> “The six most […]

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Virgin Islands Calypso music from the Virgin Islands

Listen To a Little Calypso Music From the Virgin Islands ~ 1957

Listen to a little of the record below. 🎶 Calypso Music Calypso music and the production of island records became […]

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Beautiful paining of Charlotte Amalie by Caroc up for sale.

Rare Painting of Charlotte Amalie Harbor Up for Sale ~ 1927

Beautiful Painting by Caroc 🎨 Up for sale, this week is a very special work of art created by the […]

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Cecile Ryden johnson paints the US Virgin Islands.

Have You Seen These Pretty Paintings?

These beautiful paintings are currently up for auction! Cecile Ryden Johnson They were created by artist, Cecile Ryden Johnson, an […]

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Unusual padlock up for auction from the US Virgin Islands ~ 1930

Unusual Padlock Up For Auction! ~ 1930

Padlock  Up for auction is an unusual padlock from St. Thomas. 🔓 It has a brass coated front and several personal […]

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A Mystery Woman from US Virgin Islands by Winold Reiss

Who is this Mystery Woman?

This mystery woman from the US Virgin Islands is part of a special collection found at the New York Public […]

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Scenic St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1930s

10 Scenic Views of St. Thomas ~ 1930s

Scenic Views of St. Thomas 🔭 To purchase this collection, visit this link on ==>ebay Saint Thomas At mention of thy […]

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Artist, Margaret Casey Gates sketches in the US Virgin Islands ~ 1936

Beautiful Sketches Found by Artist, Margaret Casey Gates ~ 1936

Margaret Casey Gates   Casey’s Sketchbook  Discovered in a faded black notebook at the Archives of American Art in Washington DC […]

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Baseball team of the Virgin Islands ~ 1954

Rare Collectible Found of the Olympic Baseball Team ~ 1954

“The sport of Baseball was introduced in the islands by William Lewis, a young St. Thomian who returned from Santo […]

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Ten Beautiful Spots a Visitor Found Fascinating in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1957

Ten Beautiful Spots a Visitor Found Fascinating ~ 1957

Have a glimpse of the beautiful spots a visitor found fascinating in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands  ~ 1957 Magens […]

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Parade Magazine of the Virgin Islands ~ 1957

Finding a Caribbean Holiday Magazine ~ 1951

There’s a great Virgin Islands collectible on ebay today ~ 1951. 📚 Take a look with this link!==> Ebay.  Holiday […]

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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Postcards of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School ~ 1924

Yesterday and today….my how the years pass for our old alma mater. In about seven more years, the school building […]

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St. Thomas, Gem of the Caribbean Poem

St. Thomas, the Gem of the Caribbean, a Poem ~ 1924

Here’s a beautiful poem about St. Thomas. Saint Thomas, the Gem of the Caribbean Saint Thomas, the Gem of the […]

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Tropicana Perfume Shop in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1960s

The Camille Pissarro Building

I have such fond memories of working at Tropicana Perfume store as well as in the historic, Camille Pissarro building in […]

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Tortola Wharf, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The Importance of Tortola Wharf ~ 1948

Tortola Wharf The St. Thomas waterfront has always been the hub of activity with the landing of Tortola boats and […]

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The Carnival King and Queen of the US Virgin Islands ~ 1957

Meet the New Carnival King and Queen ~ 1957

Carnival may be a fond memory now, but seeing vintage photographs of past Carnival Kings and Queens is still very […]

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Honoring Police Week in the US Virgin Islands

Police Week Honored in the Virgin Islands

In honor of #PoliceWeek, I’m sharing some old photographs taken when our grandfather was the Commissioner of Public Safety ~ […]

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How Greek Mythology influenced our ancestor's passions ~ 1918

How Greek Mythology Influenced Our Ancestor’s Passions ~ 1918

Family Heirlooms Have you ever wondered about the history behind your family’s heirlooms? I was always an inquisitive child, constantly questioning […]

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Vintage View of Main Street, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1922

Vintage View of Main Street ~ 1922

Here’s a vintage view of Main Street, St. Thomas ~ 1922. This image was taken the same year the USS […]

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Interested in the history of St. Thomas under the Danish flag?

Here are a few stories...

Transfer Day, An Engaging Historical Thriller by Sophie Schiller

The Earliest Known Telephone Subscribers in St. Thomas ~ 1909

A Lecture by Adolph Sixto at the Apollo Theatre, After the War, What? ~ 1915

Africa Arise, An Inspirational Poem by Charles A. Emanuel of St. Thomas ~ 1912

11 Different Uses for St. Johns Bay Rum ~ 1917

High School Reunion Sparks Appreciaton for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School

A Rare Photograph of the First Carnival Festival in the Danish West Indies ~ 1912

Over 230 Books Recommended by the Nisky Sunday School in St. Thomas ~ 1912

J.H. Fechtenburg Offers the Best Prices on Wines, Whiskies and Liqueurs ~ 1912

Where Denmark’s Son’s are Sleeping, A Peom by C.M. Conrad ~ 1922

St. Thomas Lager Beer, The Most Suitable Beer for the Tropical Climate ~ 1910

The St. Thomas Census ~ 1901

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

A Military Funeral for a German Marine ~ 1914

13 Sunday School Scriptures to Know ~ 1914

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

Honoring the Anniversary of TRANSFER DAY ~ 1917

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

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

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

190 Vintage Photographs of the Danish West Indies Up for Auction!

Colorful Coastal Scene of St. Thomas on Auction ~ 1824

Rare View of St. Thomas From Havensight ~ 1809

Visitor Says Danish Islands Not Worth Millions Paid

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

Who Owned This Popular Corner Store in St. Thomas?

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

See the Greatest Show on Earth! ~ 1835

Rare Conch Pearls Found! ~ 1906

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

Pretty Painting up for Auction of the West Indies

The Marriage of Opposites Book by Alice Hoffman

Could This Be Morningstar Beach in St. Thomas?

Strange Fish Caught Off St. Thomas ~ 1857

Amazing Photograph Collection Up For Auction! ~ 1911

The Royal Three Quarters of The Town of Charlotte Amalie

Honoring Hurricane Heroes Past and Present

How Crown House Survived the Hurricane of 1916

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

Collecting Postcards From The Past

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

Unveiling the Bust of King Christian IX ~ 1909

Rare Souvenir Booklet Found! ~ 1897

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

Telegraph Office Postcard ~ 1909

Very Old Photographs of the Virgin Islands

The First Performance of the Adams Juvenile Band ~ 1910

The Yacht, Diablesse Visits St. Thomas ~ 1914

The Quest for Buried Treasure Never Dies!

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

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