Curious about what visitors thought of the Virgin Islands?
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Lately, I’ve been reading old postcards and finding it quite entertaining to see what visitors thought about the Virgin Islands long ago. Here’s an interesting one from the early 1920s. Danish Islands Not Worth Amount Paid “This is the harbor and bay. There is an X over the castles. Remember when the US paid 20 million […]Read More
You can easily understand why visitors found the Virgin Islands so captivating by reading some of the old postcards they sent. 📧 Here’s one from 1969. Cane Bay Plantation “Hello Folks! This is a lovely spot and I’m sure we will be a lazy pair when this week is over. Spent the afternoon on the beach — […]Read More
I love these old postcards that capture a moment in time. I remember climbing a flamboyant tree similar to the one in the background as a child. It was so much fun. I felt like I was on top of the world! Those were the carefree days before electronic devices dominated our lives. Even visitors […]Read More
Caneel Bay Caneel Bay Caneel Bay ~ 1958 ⛱ In a postcard home to family, a visitor at Caneel Bay, St. John wrote: “Swimming is a pleasure here, the water is so clear and balmy, and the bottom is soft sand. When we’re not swimming, we enjoy watching the constant changes in tones of the […]Read More
Scenic Views of St. Thomas 🔭 Saint Thomas At mention of thy famous name, O Island of the Sea! I feel again I have a claim Within thy boundary. I live again the vivid scene Of childhood’s fitful hour, An thou’rt always so serene, My fabled Iv’ry tower! What heart-pangs I have known beneath The blossoms […]Read More
I love collecting various postcards of the Danish West Indies and the British Virgin Islands. Here is a small sampling from St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. Based on this advertisement from 1913, it’ll take a lifetime to collect all of them. 🙂 Postcards from the Past This Virgin Islands postcard […]Read More
Scenic view of St. Thomas taken in 1936 📷 Around this time, Secretary Harold L. Ickes was visiting the islands, Snipe boat racing was popular and the motor vessel, Flamingo was making scheduled trips to St. John. Learn more about Harold L. Ickes at amazonRead More