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National Museum Posts Historic Lily Photos

National Museum Posts Historic Lily Photos

The National Museum of Bermuda posted a set of vintage photos on its Facebook page today [Mar. 27] which harken back to the era when Bermuda was known as “The Easter Lily Island.” As late as the 1890s, Bermuda controlled fully 90 percent of the lily market in the United States. Although Bermuda totals under 15,000 acres — and only 4,000... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Jackson Rocks Bermuda’s World

Video: Michael Jackson Rocks Bermuda’s World

When self-styled Peter Pan Of Pop Michael Jackson descended on Bermuda in June, 1991 with 11-year-old child star Macaulay Culkin in tow, a media frenzy broke out at the Princess Hotel in Hamilton. The local press — which for decades has taken a hands-off approach to visiting celebrities, allowing them to enjoy their Bermuda vacations unmolested... Read more of this article

Video: Rudyard Kipling’s Bermuda Stories

Video: Rudyard Kipling’s Bermuda Stories

Best remembered today for tales set against the vastness of British India in such works as “The Jungle Book”, “Kim” and “The Man Who Would Be King”, author and poet Rudyard Kipling used colonial Bermuda’s intimate scale to striking effect in two stories written towards the end of his life. Kipling [1865–1936],... Read more of this article

Eyewitness Account Of Bermudiana Blaze

Eyewitness Account Of Bermudiana Blaze

When its doors opened in 1924, the Bermudiana Hotel was billed in promotional literature released by Bermuda’s Trade Development Board as not only the last word in luxury but also as “fire-proof.” Three decades later those words came back to haunt Bermuda tourism authorities in much the same way the White Star Line later regretted... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Photos of Bermuda in the 1800s

Slideshow: Photos of Bermuda in the 1800s

The video slideshow below shows images taken by photographer James B. Heyl depicting Bermuda in the 19th century. Featuring photos from the book ‘Bermuda through the camera of James B. Heyl 1868-1897,’ the video was posted online by Arthur L. Ray. 1500 copies were published in 1951, and the book is now a collectors item. A copy of the book... Read more of this article

Historical Photos: Hollis Easter Lily Farm

Historical Photos: Hollis Easter Lily Farm

It was once said Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” for a million good reasons — that was the estimated size of the island’s annual crop of lilies when the industry was at its peak. Established in 1880, the island’s trade in the gleaming, pure-white Eastertime bloom was one of Bermuda’s most lucrative export industries... Read more of this article

Historical Photos: President Kennedy In Bermuda

Historical Photos: President Kennedy In Bermuda

Almost 50 years ago Bermuda was the focus of global attention as the historic two-day John Kennedy/Harold Macmillan Big Two summit meeting took place at Government House. US President John F. Kennedy arrived at Kindley Air Force Base on December 21, 1961 to meet with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan about geo-political and nuclear policy, the... Read more of this article

Historical Photos: Boat Passengers Escape in 1915

Historical Photos: Boat Passengers Escape in 1915

History comes alive via the photos below showing people streaming off a wrecked boat almost 100 years ago. The Pollockshields wrecked in 1915, and came back to the public attention yesterday due to tourists discovering an ammunition box from the 95-year-old wreck in the waters of the Coral Beach Hotel. With the approach of the first World War, the boat... Read more of this article

Vintage Video: Bermuda in 1951

Vintage Video: Bermuda in 1951

Take an e-walk back to Bermuda sixty years ago with this video of Bermuda in the 1950′s. The video shows Front Street and other parts of Hamilton with a proliferation of bicycles and horse and buggy carriages, and also shows Devil’s Hole, St. George and more. From The Travel Film Archive, this eight minute clip is of a trip to the island... Read more of this article