Maskers at Moana Hotel

Princess Kawananakoa as Cleopatra

This week in history — 1904 — Hawaii’s elites donned masks and their evening wear at the Healani masquerade at the Moana Hotel. Women with powdered hair dressed in empire gowns, Princess Kawananakoa as Cleopatra, and a couple as King Kamehameha I and Queen Kaahumanu in a black holoku (dress). The governor, his wife, and the British Consul sat in a box for special guests. Read more about it in “Maskers at Moana.”

“Maskers at Moana”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, November 24, 1904, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1904-11-24/ed-1/seq-1/

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