Just another reason why the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers need to be reshot. 2012.

[Here is what the typical picture looks like from a Hawaiian-Language Newspaper when you see it online. This particular image is of the horse races at Kapiolani Park in 1913.]

Ikeia Na Heihei Like Ole Mawaho o Kapiolani Paka

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIX, Helu 1, Aoao 1. Ianuari 3, 1913.

[However, that image taken by a total amateur with an average camera shot directly from the newspaper looks like this.]

Ikeia Na Heihei Like Ole Mawaho o Kapiolani Paka

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIX, Helu 1, Aoao 1. Ianuari 3, 1913.

2 thoughts on “Just another reason why the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers need to be reshot. 2012.

  1. Wow, sulky races. No idea they had those too. I know I’ve gone and taken photos from the newspaper, applied a glaussen blur and voila! instant historical photograph for an exhibit when before there was none!
    Microfilm is not the best, but better than nothing.

  2. There were all kinds of races here! And yes, usually anything is better than nothing, but I still am hoping for the best images possible of all of the papers. The originals won’t last forever.

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