Mourning of Princess Kaiulani, 1899.


Buttons to be worn on the chest [pihi umauma] of Princess Kaiulani are being widely sold a the Photography Studio of Williams; at bookstores; and at B. Lichtig’s place, Number 606, Fort Street.  Being that these pins are perfect for the day of the funeral, for the price of 50¢, 75¢, and so forth. Be quick lest they sell out first.

[Has anyone seen examples of these?]

(Aloha Aina, puka pule, 3/18/1899, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina (puka pule), Buke V, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 18, 1899.

5 thoughts on “Mourning of Princess Kaiulani, 1899.

  1. I wonder what these looked like? I presume they had a likeness of Kaiulani on them, most likely from a photograph, but probably not made from actual photo prints. Perhaps there was some sort of writing on them as well – ?

  2. Pingback: Awesome follow up to Princess Kaiulani funerary buttons, 2013. | nupepa

  3. Aloha e DeS and everyone –
    I know there was at least one other photo on these mourning buttons…(Corinne Chun forwarded all this to me)…with a Davey photo profile on it…you can see it in a vintage photo of a Hawaiian schoolgirl (DeS – you probably know the one…she’s wearing a kind of striped shirtwaist…and the postcard has been reprinted in souvenir postcard booklets)…so more than one design was issued. There are English language advertisements in the Evening Bulletin of 1899 for the B. Lichtig manufacturer of these: Quote: “Something New! Memorial Photo Buttons! of the Late Princess Kaiulani” – they cost 50 cents.

  4. Aue – I see this was already covered. Having trouble with my computer. And I am wrong – it WAS Williams, not Davey.

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