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US Virgin Islands History

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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Charles Lindburgh's plane and flower girl, Margie Creque in St. Thomas ,US Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928

Margie Creque 🌺 Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of […]

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St. Croix Hook bracelets, US Virgin Islands, Jewelry

Do You Know the Story Behind these St. Croix-Designed Hook Bracelets?

St. Croix Hook Bracelet Have you seen these popular St. Croix-designed hook bracelets or are you lucky enough to own […]

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Race Relations by Dr. Krigger

Race Relations in the US Virgin Islands book by Dr. Marilyn Krigger ~ 2017

There’s a new book published in December 2017 about the US Virgin Islands! 📒 Special thanks to David and Priscilla […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Minnesota Historical Society

Virgin Islanders Mourn Loss of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ~ 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society 📓 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The year, 1968 was a […]

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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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Anansi and Company by Bish Denham, Virgin Islands

Anansi and Company Book by Bish Denham

Our mother loved listening to Anansi stories during her summer holidays at Francis Bay on St. John. 🕷 As a […]

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Creque Marine Railway

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Before Hurricane Damage The Creque Marine Railway is a special, historic property that first became a part of our family’s […]

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Flip Pal Scanner

One of my Favorite Christmas Presents

Flip-Pal Scanner One of my favorite Christmas gifts has lasted the test of time! 💻 It’s a little battery-operated device […]

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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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Charles Hawes painting of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Charles Hawes Paints Some of the Prettiest Paintings of St. Croix!

Charles Hawes Artists have found the beauty of the Virgin Islands captivating since the beginning of time. ⛱ Charles Hawes, […]

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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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Alton A. Adams

Classic Book by Alton A. Adams Still A Great Resource!

Sharing one of my favorite resource books, the Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams. 📕 It was invaluable in helping me […]

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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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Francis Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Our Mother’s Memories of Mary’s Point ~ 1940s

Have you ever been to Francis Bay beach on St. John? 🌴 It’s one of the most beautiful beaches that […]

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Hurricane of 1916 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies

A Hurricane Prayer for Protection of the Virgin Islands

After Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands destroying everything in its path, I started to think about life differently. ⛈ […]

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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 […]

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Interested in the history of the Danish West Indies?

Here are a few stories ...

Who Was David Hamilton Jackson?

My Emancipated Ancestors by Dr. Dante Beretta

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

Cultural Adaptation & Resistance on St. John Book by Karen Fog Olwig

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

Rare Document Collection Up For Sale From Estate Concordia on St. Croix

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

Who Owned This Popular Corner Store in St. Thomas?

A Romantic History of St. Croix Book by Florence Lewisoln

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

See the Greatest Show on Earth! ~ 1835

Through The Sands of Time Book by Judah M. Cohen

10 Books David Hamilton Jackson Recommended You Read ~ 1916

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

Saint Croix 1770 – 1776 book by Robert Amandus Johnson

Danish West Indies Satirical Lithograph for Sale ~ 1901

The Marriage of Opposites Book by Alice Hoffman

Fireburn Book by Apple Gidley

Could This Be Morningstar Beach in St. Thomas?

Strange Fish Caught Off St. Thomas ~ 1857

Christopher Columbus Visits the Virgin Islands ~ 1493

Amazing Photograph Collection Up For Auction! ~ 1911

The Royal Three Quarters of The Town of Charlotte Amalie

Happy David Hamilton Jackson Day!

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 ~ 1905

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

Today in Virgin Islands History ~ April 9

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

Early St. Thomas Panoramas ~ 1850s

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