Early Photography: Hawaii

Early Photography of Hawaii

Welcome to our collection of early photography of Hawaii, from the time of the advent of the camera in Hawaii in the 1830s through more recent times.

early photography of Hawaii

E pane’e ka wa’a oi moe ka ‘ale. Set the canoe moving while the billows are at rest. (Said by Holowae, a kahuna, to suggest that Kalani’opu’u return to Hawai’i while there was peace. Later used to stir one to action.)

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early photography of Hawaii