Lot 16    

Outstanding Hawaiian Photograph Album
2008, Historic Americana Auction, Dec 4 & 5
small horizontal folio, half morocco, two hole binding, with watered silk free front/end papers. Includes 38 albumen photographs, 35 measuring 7" x 9", and three measuring 2.25" x 3.25", mainly images capturing the scenery, culture, and architecture of Hawaii as well as portraits of Hawaiian royalty and natives of the islands. Several of the photos include titles printed on the negatives as well as the photographer's name J.A. Gonsalves, and some are accompanied by handwritten captions. Features portraits and pictures of the following: King Kalakaua (1836-1891), the last reigning king of Hawaii also known as the "Merrie Monarch"; Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917), the sister of King Kalakaua and the last monarch and only queen regnant of Hawaii; Queen Emma (1836-1885) the Queen Consort of Hawaii to King Kamahamaha IV from 1856 to 1863; a view of 'Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's last two monarchs, with the handwritten caption Palace flag raising Aug. 12th 1898; the grand Throne Room of the royal palace; a Government Building; the residence of J.B. Atherton, a financier who moved to Hawaii in 1858; the Kamehameha Museum; a landscape view of Hawaii with the caption Road to Punch Bowl; images of men standing upon a fenced-in road with the captions Road to Poli; a view of a small Hawaiian island labeled Cocoanut Island; Tourists on the Volcano Road; Volcano Road; Coconut Grove; Coconut Land; Puummoi Gulch. Hawaii; a photograph of tourists at the Landing of the Australia at Honolulu; Hamakua Landing; the Residence of C.R. Bishop, a banker, financier, philanthropist, and public official; a view of various royal treasures labeled Curios Royl Palace including feathered wands, capes, poi pounders, tapa bark beaters, mats, calabash containers, and koa bowls; The Hawaiian Band; native Hawaiians posed in front of a Native Grass House; a gentleman standing On the Volcano Road; a photo On the Road to the Volcano; a Volcano House; an overhead view of a man standing atop Burning Lava; a portrait of two unidentified native Hawaiian girls; a portrait of two female hula dancers and a male Hawaiian native; a view of workers Loading Sugar Cane; Woodlawn P.Apple Ranch; Diamond Head; Night Bloomers; Waipaulau Falls, Kohala; a close-up of a Silver Fern; and three 2.25" x 3.25" snapshots of the steamer Mariposa with the handwritten captions Mariposa we sailed upon her, Jan. 25th, 1899, Captain of Mariposa, and First Officer of Mariposa.

Provenance:  
Property of the Western Reserve Historical Society


Condition:  
Leather slightly worn on binder, else EXC.
Sold: $4,200.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
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