Posted: January 30, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Firsts, Newspaper History, Teasers | Tags: "university of hawaii", Chronicling America, comic, Comic strip, comics, first comics, Hawaii, ndnp, news, newspaper
Today in history–January 30, 1904–the first comic strips in Hawaii debuted in the Evening Bulletin.
In color, the first comics consisted of seven multi-panel strips of comedic cartoons, such as the following:
Earlier comics appeared in North American newspapers in the late 1800s.
Probably due to the lack of interest, the Evening Bulletin eventually stopped publishing comics. However, comic strips would eventually reappear in Hawaii’s newspapers, such as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The First Comic Strips
Evening bulletin, Jan. 30, 1904, Image 9
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.”