Island Boy Photobook: The U.S. Virgin Islands

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ISBN: 9781312094703
Publication Date: 2014-11-20
Number of pages: 166
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In the 1600s, Denmark established settlements on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. They became known as the Danish West Indies. In the early days of World War I, the United States took a keen interest in the islands because of their location and the possibility they might fall under control of Germany. Denmark agreed to sell the islands to the United States and, on March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies were officially transferred to the United States, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands. This first of a series of Island Boy Photobooks presents a visual history of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 311 stunning photographs (267 in full color). This "one of a kind" book showcases the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John over a period of 115 years - from 1900 to 2014. The photos not only highlight the islands as they were but also as they are today, making this book a great souvenir for anyone who wants a keepsake of a treasured visit to the islands or a fulfilling lifetime there.

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