Interview with King Kalakaua

In 1890, an American reporter visited King Kalakaua in his country home in Hanalei, Kauai. When the reporter knocked on the door, a woman answered the door and turned out to be Queen Kapiolani. Introducing himself/herself as an American tourist, the reporter described Kalakaua:

“He is of portly, commanding form, with an intelligent, honest face, on which he wore a mustache and whiskers, and which lighted up with a cordial smile as he greeted me.”

Read more about the reporter’s meeting with the king and queen of Hawaii in “King Kalakaua.”


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