Kalakaua Day, 1916.

Honolulu star-bulletin, November 15, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page 8



Morning Reception, Appearance of Pa-u Riders and Dance at Night Make Up Program

in honor of the Kalakaua Dynasty which ruled over the Hawaiian Islands for 22 years, Honolulu will celebrate tomorrow, and the day will be filled with many pleasant features.

The big affair of the day will occur in the evening when the reception and ball at the armory will be held. Because of the illness of Queen Liliuokalani, she will not be able to attend, but in her place Prince and Princess Kalanianaole will receive the guests. After the reception three orchestras will furnish music for the dancing and a gala time is anticipated. A large number of invitations have been issued and to be sure that no one was overlooked Princess Kawananakoa chairman of the invitation committee, wishes all who have not received invitations to go to the…

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Kona Inn ad in English, 1939.




The Kona Inn will do everything to make

Life Enjoyable

Inter-Island Steamship Co.,



(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/26/1939, p. 1)

Kona Inn Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 52, Aoao 1. Aperila 26, 1939.

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Presentation at Kaimuki Public Library

Presentation at Kaimuki Public Library

When: Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Kaimuki Public Library, 1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Description: Alice Kim, a graduate research assistant and digitization coordinator, will conduct this one-hour presentation which will feature topics of interest from Hawaii newspapers and demonstrate search strategies on Chronicling America’s newspaper database. The end of the presentation will included a question & answer session for participants.

This one-hour program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is suitable for ages 12 and older.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa runs the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project, which are sponsored by the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, call 733-8422.

Coconut crab in Hawaii, 1897.


[Found under: “LOCAL BREVITIES”]

Willie Nott is the proud possessor of one large coconut crab and four hermit crabs, and he is at a loss to know what to do with them.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 7/27/1897, p. 7)

Willie Nott... The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXVI, Number 4670, Page 7. July 27, 1897.

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Bishop Museum, 1891.



THE BISHOP MUSEUM IS NOT open to the public until the arrangement of the collections is completed, of which due notice will be given; and until then visitors cannot be admitted.

W. T. BRIGHAM, Curator.

May 14, 1891.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 5/16/1891, p. 2)

NOTICE. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIII, Number 2766, Page 2. May 16, 1891.

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King Kalakaua’s address in English, 1874.


[Found under: “THE ROYAL BIRTH-DAY.”]

My People: On this the first anniversary of my birth-day occurring after my accession to the Throne, I have thought it fit and proper that it should be made a day of national thanksgiving to the Almighty God, for His many mercies and blessings to us as a people; and, as it occurs on the eve of my undertaking a long journey to a far country, that you may also on this day implore the Divine protection for me in my absence, and a blessing on my mission.

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It seems that Jack was not all work and no play, 1912.


Desha Elopes, Weds; Keeps Secret 2 Years

Jack Desha of Hawaii, Harvard’s star baseball player, marries girl of his choice despite opposition of stern parent. Two ceremonies held, and he becomes proud father before his classmates learn the story that he has long left the ranks of single men.

—Photo by Perkins.

Harvard Hears News When He Presents a Candidate for Class Baby

Jack Desha of Hilo and Harvard, famed as a football and baseball player, is a benedict. Further than this, he entered the ranks of married men two years ago by way of an elopement with the daughter of his landlord and was married on New Year’s Day, 1910. It may also be stated that Jack Desha has been a proud father since December 11, 1910, when Evelyn C. M. Desha came into the world.

Friends of Jack Desha in the Hawaiian Islands need not feel disappointed or…

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NDNP adds 2 more states

NEH has announced that two new partners are joining the National Digital Newspaper Program this year. Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. The number of participants in the program is now 39, including 37 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia. Hawaii joined the NDNP in 2009. NEH and the Library of Congress aim to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America. http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/grant-news/nevada-and-south-dakota-join-the-national-digital-newspaper-progra

Finding a Hawaiian Idol

Finding a Hawaiian idol can cause quite a stir. When Alatau Leonard Charles Atkinson got a four-foot wooden idol, hundreds of native Hawaiians rushed to Atkinson’s office to name and claim the idol as their families’ family idol.

Museums and collectors offered to purchase the idol. Atkinson sold it, but to who? Read more about it in “He Parts with His Idol.”

Ukulele Ads Featured on Boingboing.net

Boingboing.netBoingboing.net recently featured our ukulele ads collection on Flickr, so those ads have been getting a lot more hits than usual!

We’ll be uploading even more ukulele ads in the next four weeks, so keep checking back!