The Alaula was only published once a month. Whose passing do you think they are announcing in this issue?
This one from 102 years ago. Ke Aloha Aina was also a newpaper published weekly. This example is obviously reporting the passing of Queen Liliuokalani. As you look back at the old newspapers, keep your eye out for reverse column ruling, they are important.
The Au Okoa newspaper was a weekly newspaper. Who is the nation in mourning for here?
Just like wearing black while in mourning, the newspapers showed the mourning of the nation with dark black margins, called “reversed column rules”. This happened in both the English as well as the Hawaiian language newspapers. Continue reading