The Romantic Virgin Islands ~ 1956
Redbook Magazine shared a wonderful article about the romantic Virgin Islands in their September 1956 issue.
Horace Sutton, the famed syndicated travel authority wrote about the beauties and glamour of the Virgin Islands.
Here’s a quote from the magazine’s article which is available for sale on eBay.
“Bluebeard’s Castle sits on a hillock with a delightful view of the town of Charlotte Amalie.
The photograph of the couples dancing on the terrace was taken by Bradley Smith, who is the author of the book, Escape to the West Indies.
St John, a short ride away by boat is serene enough for a castaway.
Swimming and sailing are the two main tourist attractions.
St. Thomas has become one of the best places in the world to shop.
Watches, clocks and tinkling music boxes, Danish silver, ceramics and Swedish glassware are popular items.
Cruzan women in bright bandanas are seen on the streets, sugar cane grows in the valley, Mahogany trees shade the mountains and Flamboyant trees, Frangipani, Poinsettia and pink houses color the landscapes.” ~ Redbook Magazine
Here is the link to the magazine on eBay.
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