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St. Thomas History

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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President Herbert Clark Hoover visits the US Virgin Islands ~ 1931

Remarks President Herbert Hoover Made About His Visit ~ 1931

Herbert Clark Hoover was the first sitting US President in Virgin Islands history to visit the islands ~ 1931. Thousands came […]

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Scenic view of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1936

Panoramic View of St. Thomas ~ 1936

Scenic view of St. Thomas taken in 1936 📷 Around this time, Secretary Harold L. Ickes was visiting the islands, […]

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On Aug 6, 1977, a new world record Blue Marlin was caught off St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. By Valerie Sims

How A World Record Blue Marlin Was Caught ~ 1977

Blue marlin tournaments became very popular in St. Thomas after John Battles set an all-tackle world record in 1964.   He […]

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First Virgin Islands Library

The First Public Library Opens ~ 1920

  For generations, many citizens longed for a public library in the Virgin Islands! With the generous help of the […]

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Pan American Goodwill Flyers visit St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

A Visit from the Pan American Goodwill Flyers ~ 1934

As I was flipping through an old family album, this photograph of an African-American man wearing a captain’s hat and a dark blazer caught my […]

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German cruiser, KARLSRUHE visits St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1932 By Valerie Sims

Thrilling Experience Touring A German Cruiser ~ 1932

The Karlsruhe was launched in 1927 and carried 635 men including 30 officers. Photo Source: U.S. Naval History & Heritage […]

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Celebrating July 4th in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in the 1930s

Celebrating July 4th ~ 1930s

July 4th is the most significant day in the history of America!🇺🇸 Colonists from thirteen states, having outlined their list of grievances […]

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Honoring Memorial Day in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Memorial Day Honored ~ 1935

Memorial Day Memorial Day was a solemn holiday recognized in the US Virgin Islands as a day of remembrance. Similar […]

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visits the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A Visit by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ~ 1976

Queen Margrethe II Queen Margrethe II and her family’s visit to the islands was a monumental event for many! I […]

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Marlene and Diane walker

What College Friends Believed About the US Virgin Islands ~ 1950s

  Off To College In 1953, our mother and her sister graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic High School. […]

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

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Honoring the Anniversary of TRANSFER DAY ~ 1917

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

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…

How Panama Hats Became So Popular ~ 1913

How Strength and Perseverance Gave Coal Carriers a Memorable Legacy

The Thrills and Dangers of Animal-Driven Carts ~ 1906

How the Coaling Women Persevered ~ 1907

How the 40th Anniversary of King Christian IX’s Reign was Celebrated ~ 1903

Early St. Thomas Panoramas ~ 1850s

How a Family Historian Discovered Where Hugo Larsen Painted One of His Masterpieces ~ 1905

9 Newspaper Men Are First to Tour the Danish Training Ship, DANMARK ~ 1934

A Famous English Actor Causes Quite a Stir ~ 1903

Celebrating Three King’s Day ~ 1910

Rebuilding a Sunken Sailboat ~ 1916

The Disappearance of the British Sloop, SPIDER During a Hurricane ~ 1916

Peruvian Independence Celebrated ~ 1916

Fire Destroys the St. Thomas Telegraph Office ~ 1909

Honoring the Veteran Postman ~ 1903

GRUNDLOV Constitution Celebrated! ~ 1914

Taking the Last Danish Census ~ 1911


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