Prince Kuhio’s 17th birthday celebration redux—a little clearer, but still… 1888.

[Found under: “This and That.”]

A celebratory feast was held at Iolani Palace this past Monday; that was the 18th¹ birthday of Prince Kalanianaole.

[Compare this to the previous post. This  image was taken directly from the microfilm. At least the text, although barely, is legible. Many times even the microfilms are unclear. The Hawaiian-Language Newspapers deserve to be reshot clearly—the countless people who wrote in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers deserve to have their words read and heard as they intended.]

The black to the left of the article is a shadow that was caused because the newspaper is bound tightly like a book, and when that page is shot, the left of the page curves down and falls in a valley. That is why although the binding of the issues allowed them to survive intact to today, it is not good for shooting images. The papers need to be first unbound and laid out flat so we can get as clear an image as possible.]

¹If Kuhio was born on March 26, 1871, he would have been 17 years old then.

(Kuokoa, 3/31/1888, p. 3)

He papaaina hoomanao ka i malama...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVIII, Helu 13, Aoao 3. Maraki 31, 1888.

5 thoughts on “Prince Kuhio’s 17th birthday celebration redux—a little clearer, but still… 1888.

  1. Aloha mai e ka luna punaewele kākou e nā mea aloha ʻāina. Nui koʻu mahalo iho a me nā mahalo palena ʻole o nā makamaka heluhelu i kēia wahi pūnaewele nei. E ʻoluʻolu mai, e kala mai koʻu maopopo leʻa ʻole. Eluhi ana wau iā ʻoe me kekahi nīnau. He aha ka mea nui ma loko o nā lā ʻokoʻa nō ka lā hānau o Kealiʻi Iona? ʻAʻole paha pololei kona makahiki? -ʻO wau me ka haʻahaʻa

  2. Aloha e Kamahana. Wahi a ka atikala, i ka MH 1888, piha o ia i na makahiki he 18, eia nae ina ua hanau ia o ia i ka MH 1871, ina he 17 wale no. Aole anei? He wahi pai hewa paha ia.

  3. Hmm… for everyone now, now that i played around with numbers in my head… I think Kamahana who posed a question to my comment in my footnote is correct. If you count Kuhio’s actual day of birth as one of his “birthdays,” then in 1888, he had 18 birthdays total, just as the article states!

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