Charlotte Amalie Waterfront, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

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Divided back, deckled edge, unused postcard. Photographer:  Larry Witt. Publisher:  Marion J. Head, 4 Norre Gade, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00801. Copyright 1964 Dexter Press, West Nyack, New York. Printed in the United States.

Availability status:  SOLD           Size:  About 5 and 7/8 x 4″

A colorful 1964 postcard showing activity at the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, known especially for its pirate history and Danish colonial architecture. The photo shows a couple of sailboats, and some people on the pier attending to bags of oranges and other articles that have perhaps just been unloaded. The green wooden craft on the left is named Esme, a name of French origin, used by men and women (Esme or Esmé short for Esmérelda) and meaning esteemed or beloved.

Sources:  Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Amalie,_United_States_Virgin_Islands (accessed October 10, 2014).

Esmé. n.d. http://www.behindthename.com/name/esme10 (accessed October 10, 2014).