The Hawaiian Gazette for Prohibition

Does the image of a native Hawaiian wife and children crying for their unconscious father lying on the ground with a beer bottle nearby appeal to you? What about the image of a man shooting his wife? The image of a wife home alone with her children at night while her husband is drinking at a saloon?

In 1910, The Hawaiian Gazette ran these political cartoons to pursuade people to vote for prohibition in Hawaii, as seen below. The newspaper’s editorials and political cartoons portrayed the saloon owners as profiting from the sale of alcohol, or “The White Man Burden,” and the alcohol bringing societal ills to the native Hawaiians.

Ultimately, the Hawaii voters chose the option of no prohibition in Hawaii. However, the United States would enforce a prohibition nationally from 1920 to 1933.

– Alice Kim

“‘Home, sweet home,’ as the saloons would preserve it.”
Hawaiian gazette, July 22, 1910, Page 2
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“‘To improve conditions at the price of liberty is never worth while.’–Bishop Restarick”
Hawaiian gazette, June 21, 1910, Page 3
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“Good For Babies”
“Two sides of ‘liberty’”
Hawaiian gazette, June 21, 1910, Image 1
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“Pay day.”
Hawaiian gazette, July 8, 1910, Image 1
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“‘No Law Against It. Let’s Make One.’”
Hawaiian gazette, July 15, 1910, Image 1
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“‘The White Man Burden’—Will the Hawaiians dump it?”
Hawaiian gazette, July 22, 1910, Page 3
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“Brewery stock is going up.”
Hawaiian gazette, July 5, 1910, Page 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-07-05/ed-1/seq-2/

“Caught!”
Hawaiian gazette, June 17, 1910, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-17/ed-1/seq-1/”

“‘Think It Over’”
Hawaiian gazette, June 17, 1910, Page 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-17/ed-1/seq-2/

“‘By their fruits ye shall know them.’”
Hawaiian gazette, June 24, 1910, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-24/ed-1/seq-1/

“‘Good for Babies’”
Hawaiian gazette, June 21, 1910, Page 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-21/ed-1/seq-2/

“Suppose It Had Been Real Money!”
Hawaiian gazette, June 17, 1910, Page 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-17/ed-1/seq-5/

“The Liquor Interests to Date: Not knocked out entirely, but considerably to the bad.”
Hawaiian gazette, July 15, 1910, Page 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-07-15/ed-1/seq-5/

“We vote on prohibition on July 26. Where do you stand?
“The woods are full of them.”
Prohibition Woods
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-04-22/ed-1/seq-1/

“What good has the saloon does you?
“What good has the saloon been to Hawaii!
“Everyone knows the harm it has done.
“Why should you vote to keep the saloon here?”
Donkey: “It has been good to me, all right.”
Hawaiian gazette, July 19, 1910, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-07-19/ed-1/seq-1/

“After the Preliminary”
Hawaiian gazette, July 29, 1910, Image 3
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-07-29/ed-1/seq-3/

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