Posted: June 6, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Teasers, Topic Guides | Tags: automobile, car, digitization, Hawaii, history, newspaper
Horses, carriages, and bicycles ruled the dirt roads in Honolulu before 1899. On October 8, 1899, people watched Henry P. Baldwin and Edward D. Tenney drive Hawaii’s first “horseless car” around town. In 1906, Hawaii issued its first driver’s license.
Afterwards, automobile sections appeared in Hawaii newspapers. They included automobile news, such as automobile sales, automobile races, lists of motor vehicle registrations and new automobile models, and automobile ads. Read more.
Posted: June 17, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: antique, awa, bishop museum, Chronicling America, cultural, curio, digitization, Hawaii, hawaii digital newspaper project, Hawaiian, history, kava, museum, ndnp, news, newspaper
Does an ancient Hawaiian artifact belong in a museum?
Obviously, steamer purser Jim Davis thought so. He found a 150-year-old stone awa bowl where a native hut used to stand in Kona. Davis planned to offer the bowl to Bishop Museum, which did not have one made of stone.
Read more about it in “Curio Comes from Kona.”
Posted: June 14, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: Chronicling America, digitization, Hawaii, hawaii digital newspaper project, history, ndnp, news, newspaper
Would you expect a screaming infant to attract the attention of police and firefighters? Somebody thought the infant’s scream sounded like somebody was yelling “fire.” Read the article “Screaming Infant Roused the Town.”