The Triumph of the Holoku
One of the many sociological aftereffects of foreign contact on all levels of Hawaiian society was an overvaluation of things European. Th...
Photos by Kurt BOECK
Past to Present offers for sale a large range of quality photographs from the early years to the contemporary photographers, with a large selection of wire photos and aviation related photographs. We also list photos on eBay and Delcampe.
Men pounding poi with women and children standing behind them · Hawaiian Historical Society Historical Photograph Collection
Selected images from the historical photograph collection of the Hawaiian Historical Society. The Society's library contains approximately 10,000 images dating from the 1870s to the modern period with the majority being from the 1880s through the 1920s. Images of a small portion of the collection are available here along with catalog records for the entire collection.
The Youth and Tutu-muu
#26. The students love the tutu-muu. They feel it gives the feeling of casual entertaining. Introduced on the Mainland by comfort-loving college coeds, the innocent mu'umu'u first created a storm of controversy, then was endorsed by the young-at-heart.
Real Housewives of Kaneohe, 1853
In the mid-19th century, the intrepid and observant travel writer George Washington Bates made the perilous trip over the Pali to explore w...
Common Hawaiian-sounding Words ... But Are They Hawaiian?
Are These ‘Traditional’ or New Words and meanings to the lexicon in Hawaiʻi? While we use them in common language, and most often think of them as traditional Hawaiian words, it seems some words are relatively new to the islands and not part of the traditional Hawaiian language. Let’s take a look. Lūʻau To many, the lūʻau is the quintessential experience and expression of Hawaiian dining and hospitality. The reality is, it’s a relatively new word. Traditionally, the ʻahaʻaina or pāʻina…
11 Things You May Not Know About Hawai'i and Native Hawaiians
The relationship between the United States, the State of Hawai'i, and Native Hawaiians is a complicated one that many people may not understand. This article sheds light on the origins of this tense relationship by delving into a series of historical facts that are often unknown outside of Hawai'i.