Ever wonder what was happening in Bermuda in the early 1900s? Get a glimpse as we unearth some rare shots of Bermudian life from the turn of the 20th century and beyond.

Before – Watford Bridge under construction,May, 1903.
After – Watford Bridge upon completion, September 4, 1903.
Dutch Boer prisoners of war. They were housed on Hawkins Island, Burt Island and Darrell’s Island. Circa 1901.
Soldiers with family and well-wishers, Front Street, Hamilton. Believed to be during the First World War.
The grounding of the ship Pollockshields off Elbow Beach on the South Shore, September 7, 1915. An heroic rescue of the 33 crew members was made in very lively seas by several local men. The only man lost was Captain Edwards, skipper of the ill-fated ship.
The race track, Shelly Bay. Circa 1930.
Scene at the Shelly Bay racetrack, 1927.
The burning of the cruise ship Bermuda, alongside Hamilton, June 15, 1931.