THE HAWAIIAN GIRLS HEADED TO THE EXPOSITION IN SEATTLE
Miss M. Mondon Miss Pauline Evans Miss Irene Boyd
Mrs. Charles Siemsen Mrs. Will Cooper Miss Wattie Holt
It was aboard the steamship Almeda which left on Wednesday that these girls of Honolulu, as shown above in the picture, to go to the exposition being held in Seattle.
They went to go view the various displays of Hawaii nei sent there to show the world some things from Hawaii nei, the place called the Paradise of the Pacific.
Before their leaving of the beloved community of Hawaii nei, there was held an audience with them along with a party at the residence of Governor Frear on the afternoon of this Tuesday.
They left under the care of Mrs. Will Cooper, and being that Mrs. Knudsen is already at the exposition ground, she will be the kamaaina there who will welcome these girls when they get there.
[See how much clearer the digital image available on Chronicling America is of the same picture in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser from the front page of 5/26/1909. Hopefully someday soon we will be able to rescan all of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers to get the clearest images of not only the pictures, but of the text, so everything is clearly legible!]
(Kuokoa, 5/28/1909, p. 1)
Thank you for pointing out the difference in resolution that makes Chronicling America a compelling resource for us!!
Yes, people who find the historic Hawaiian-Language Newspapers important might consider raising money to have them rescanned as clearly as possible, for not only the generations of today, but for those of the future.