On this day, perhaps it is appropriate to remember further indignity faced by the Queen, 1901.

Queen Liliuokalani was Refused Stay at Four Hotels in New York.

New York. Nov. 30.—Queen Liliuokalani arrived here last Friday unannounced, and she was refused stay at four posh hotels: The Waldorf-Astoria, Savoy, Netherlands, and Plaza. After being refused by the Plaza, one of the Queen’s servants saw this and and being that he heard them saying they were headed to the Hotel Roland, he went at once and announced that the Queen would be arriving. When Joshua Aea, her secretary, asked for their best room for some ladies, and for a room nearby for him and his friends.

“Not just anyone is allowed admittance here to this hotel,” said the hotel staff [“kakauolelo” seems to be a misprint]. “Do you have baggage?”

“Sir,” the secretary said while showing a list of their baggage, “I have had enough of all of these frustrations; I am the secretary of the Queen; the Queen is here.”

“Where is this Queen from?”

“This is the Queen Liliuokalani.

Only then was a room in the hotel given. The Queen will be leaving New York for Washington.

The reason  the Queen was barred was that she was thought to be a rich Black [Paele] woman going around trying to pass as a Queen, so that she would be allowed to stay at these beautiful hotels. All of those hotels have a policy not to allow Blacks to stay there. Perhaps if they knew she was the Queen, perhaps she would not have been driven off as we have seen above.

(Kuokoa, 12/13/1901, p. 1)

AOLE I AE IA KA MOIWAHNE LILIUOKALANI E NOHO ILOKO O EHA HOKELE MA NU IOKA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 24, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 13, 1901.

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More images from the past looking back into the past—Lunalilo Home, 1903 / 1882.

THIS TOWN IN DAYS GONE BY.

LUNALILO HOME [HOME LUNALILO] IN THE YEAR 1882.

(Photographed by Williams)

[Also read more here at naneaarmstrongwassel on instagram.]

(Kuokoa, 5/22/1903, p. 1)

KE KULANAKAUHALE NEI I NA LA I AUI AE.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 21, Aoao 1. Mei 22, 1903.

Queen’s Hospital news from George Pooloa, 1930.

AT THE QUEEN’S HOSPITAL

(Written by George Pooloa)

John Young is a grandchild of Queen Emma. Here at Queen Emma Hall [Kuini Ema Holo], the precious gifts from Britain are being cared for. In this Hall you can see antiquities of times gone by along with portraits of Queen Emma; Kamehameha IV, Liholiho; and the Prince, Kahakuohawaii. The favorite of Kamehameha IV was dogs, and when he was done eating, he would say, “That tiny pig was so delicious.”

[This is one of many articles written by George Pooloa in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. Many of his contributions are historical accounts. See here for an excerpt of one of them speaking of the naming of Hanauma: naneaarmstrongwassel on instagram  (as well as all the other articles!)

Does anyone know what became of these portraits and the other antiquities mentioned in this article?]

(Alakai o Hawaii, 2/20/1930, p. 3)

MA KA HALEMAʻI MOIWAHINE

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 2, Helu 43, Aoao 3. Feberuari 20, 1930.