Somebody Stole the Jewels of King Kalakaua’s Crown

Today in history — April 3, 1893 — a custodian of Iolani Palace gives the crowns worn by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani to government officials. Then they discover that Kalakaua’s crown is missing its jewels due to theft. Read more about it in “Plundered!: Kalakaua’s Crown Is Left Without Ornaments.”

“Plundered!: Kalakaua’s Crown Is Left Without Ornaments”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, April 5, 1893, Image 4
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1893-04-05/ed-1/seq-4/

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One Comment on “Somebody Stole the Jewels of King Kalakaua’s Crown”

  1. […] 1893, royal heirlooms were sold off. Their whereabouts were unknown, and they included furniture, jewelry, fine China, sterling flatware, and […]


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