Famous visitors to Bermuda date back to Princess Louise, whose visits in the late 1800s helped promote Bermuda as a tourist destination.

By the time The Bermudian was founded in 1930, tourism was well underway, and the magazine, designed to appeal to the sensibilities of American readers, was distributed in the U.S. by the Trade Development Board’s New York office. Famous Americans from the worlds of cinema, literature, politics and science were drawn to Bermuda as the playground for the rich, and The Bermudian was there to capture the moment.

 

Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and his wife.

 

Winston Churchill arriving at Darrell’s Island, January 15, 1942.

 

Gary Cooper, 1935.

 

Violinist Eugene Fodor at Sonesta Beach Resort.

 

Frank Gamble congratulates Robert Symonette.

 

Frank Gamble.

 

U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater at the Hamilton Princess for the American Banker’s Association Convention.

 

Dorothy Hamill, June 8, 1979.

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson, February 22, 1979.

 

Rudy Kipling out for a stroll in the Bermudiana Gardens. First ran in The Bermudian April/May 1930. Photo by Ella Barnett.

 

KBB founder Lady Gascoigne greet JFK, 1961.

 

Author Munro Leaf (legs dangling), 1939.

 

Frank Van Wyk Mason

 

Frederick Aceson Moore & unknown child.

 

Ralph Nader leaving Castle Harbour.

 

Nixon arrives.

 

Georgia O’Keefe, 1933.

 

Princess Margaret arrives in Bermuda on her way home from Barbados.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1939.

 

Dr. Abraham S. Rosenback, F. W. Feakins & William E. S. Zuill, March 1937.

 

Telly Savalas and Miss Bermuda Vivian Hollis at Elbow Beach, 1976.

 

Telly Savalas ‘Kojak’ at Southampton Princess, September 1976.