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Photo: Original Hamilton Princess Hotel

Photo: Original Hamilton Princess Hotel

The staff at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess recently used their Instagram account in order to give viewers a look at the original Princess Hotel. The black and white photo shows a horse and buggy parked in front of the hotel, with a bicycle and an automobile also visible. Nearly 130 years later, the newest iteration of the hotel is getting set to invest... Read more of this article

Photos: Postcards From The Early 1900s

Photos: Postcards From The Early 1900s

While many forms of historical evidence exist to help us to bring the Bermuda of old back to life, there are no better markers of particular points in the island’s history than simple postcards and the photographs that they bear.These postcards each offer a different glimpse at Bermuda as it existed throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Front... Read more of this article

Fairmont Hamilton Princess Shown In 1885

Fairmont Hamilton Princess Shown In 1885

In honour of the “Throwback Thursday” trend that is popular on social media, the staff of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess posted a photograph of their premises as it existed in 1885 last week [May 1], featuring the hotel as a backdrop against which a passenger steamboat traverses the waters. In contrast to that well-aged picture, a $90 million... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

The 1930s was a busy decade for travelers, with Bermuda beckoning a fair share of them to visit the island in order to take in its beautiful foliage, beaches, sporting opportunities, and general charm. These posters, aimed at international travelers, invite visitors to “play and dance amidst the exotic blooms and perfume” of the island’s... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1960s

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1960s

As the island prepares to change the way we promote tourism, making the transition from the Department of Tourism to a Tourism Authority, take a trip back in time with these 1960′s advertisements promoting the island’s qualities.Swimming, sightseeing, and golf; Bermuda’s big draws haven’t changed much over the years, with those... Read more of this article

Museum Adds “Horse Ferry” Photo To Collection

Museum Adds “Horse Ferry” Photo To Collection

The National Museum of Bermuda has added a historic 19th century photograph to its collection showing the ferry which was once used to cross the 450-wide channel separating Somerset from Watford Island. Until the construction of the first bridge linking the two West End islands in 1903, ferries had been used since the 17th century to transport people,... Read more of this article

WW2 B-17 Bombers Flying Through Bermuda

WW2 B-17 Bombers Flying Through Bermuda

Developed in the 1930s, Boeing’s B-17 Flying Fortress became one of the workhorses of the United States Army Air Force [USAAF] in World War Two — and a familiar sight at Bermuda’s newly built air field during that conflict. Used primarily in daylight precision strategic bombing campaigns against German industrial and military targets,... Read more of this article

“Vogue’s” Surreal 1938 Bermuda Portrait

“Vogue’s” Surreal 1938 Bermuda Portrait

Renowned photographer Horst P. Horst captured this surreal portrait of American author Alice-Leone Moats wearing a striped, floor-length diaphanous tea gown with billowing butterfly sleeves standing on a Bermuda roof in 1938 for “Vogue” magazine. Ms Moats [1908–1989] was an American journalist and author who was born in Mexico to wealthy... Read more of this article

Masterworks Showcases Art Of Ikebana

Masterworks Showcases Art Of Ikebana

An exhibit showcasing Ikebana — the Japanese art of flower arranging — officially opens at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art on Tuesday [May 14] to complement the gallery’s current “Drawing With Light: Photography in Bermuda” show. The floral arrangements are being provided by members of the Bermuda Branch of Sogetsu... Read more of this article

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

She remains best remembered for being Truly Scrumptious in name and appearance in the children’s classic “Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang” [1968] — but almost a decade earlier Sally Ann Howes’ comic turn as an English aristocrat who is stripped of her pretensions [and most of her heavy Edwardian couture] in Bermuda endeared her to an older... Read more of this article

“Vanity Fair” Looks Back At “Holiday” Magazine

“Vanity Fair” Looks Back At “Holiday” Magazine

In 1946, as transcontinental flights, luxury hotels, vacation packages and colour photography were on the rise, the monthly magazine “Holiday” became Americans’ travel passport, offering readers access to cosmopolitan locales around the globe including Bermuda. As writer Michael Callahan chronicles in “A Holiday For The Jet Set” in... Read more of this article

Photos: Grace Kelly’s 1949 Bermuda Trip

Photos: Grace Kelly’s 1949 Bermuda Trip

She was Hollywood royalty before becoming the genuine article by marrying Monaco’s Prince Rainier in 1956 — but just a few years earlier aspiring actress Grace Kelly was paying her way through drama school by accepting modelling assignments, including one in Bermuda in 1949. Her fairytale marriage to Prince Rainier was billed as the “Wedding... Read more of this article

Masterworks Discovers 1855 Bermuda Photo

Masterworks Discovers 1855 Bermuda Photo

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has recently purchased a very rare daguerreotype of St. George’s, which will go on display shortly. It is, in all likelihood, one of the earliest known photographic images of the island, said a Masterworks spokesman. “We are confident Henry Whittemore, who was an itinerant American daguerreotypist and... Read more of this article