Hula at the Panama-Pacific Exposition

With Hawaiian music playing, Hawaiian women danced in grass skirts before thousands of attendees in the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. With their “dusky beauty and grace,” the smiling dancers introduced Hawaii as the land of hula. Read more about it in “The Fascinating South Sea Villages at the Great San Francisco Fair.”

“The Fascinating South Sea Villages at the Great San Francisco Fair”
Richmond times-dispatch, June 6, 1915, Image 47
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045389/1915-06-06/ed-1/seq-47/

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One Comment on “Hula at the Panama-Pacific Exposition”

  1. […] New York Sun claimed Rose Davison, Hawaii’s representative at the Pan-American fair, said all Hawaiian girls were beautiful, were heiresses, and were waiting for American youths to […]


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