Virgin Islands

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iguana house

"Iguana House" Judith King, St. Croix, Poster

This item illustrates a typical dwelling in the West Indies. The vernacular style homes include Chattel, Cunucu and Shotgun styles. The materials and techniques of these structures blend native, European and African architectural styles, reflecting the heritage of the islanders. For artists in the West Indies, these homes have provided inspiration and appear often in their artwork. In old houses, the windows were shutter-like jalousies that could be opened for circulation and protected against hurricanes when closed. Today, glass windows with shutters are more typical. Porches are often trimmed with white gingerbread fretwork.

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Arch Recon

Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Island of St. John, United States Virgin Islands Frederick W. Sleight, 1962

Published by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Domino: Traditional Children's Songs, Proverbs, and Culture from the American Virgin Islands

This item includes an audio cassette, musical score, and instructions for dances and action games.

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Common Trees

Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Elbert L. Little, Jr. and Frank H. Wadsworth, 1964

This item was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 548 p.: ill., maps: 27 cm.