Evan da Silva Political Ad—a Mix of Hawaiian and Western Idioms, 1920.


I am once again putting my name before the voters of the First Voting District of the Island of Hawaii, and asking for your support on this Election Season coming up on the 2nd of October, 1920. My work at the Legislature these past sessions was putting effort into and watching over our rights, O makaainana from the reclining coconut trees of Kalapana all the way to the sheer trails of Hamakua.

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Louise Aoe McGregor registers to vote! 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

On the very first day for the registration of women, Mrs. Louise Aoe McGregor proudly took the glory due to her being the first woman who entered her name in the voter registration book in the clerk’s office, from District Five.

(Kuokoa, 9/3/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 36, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 3, 1920.

George W. Hyatt candidate in Hawaiian election, 1864.

An election occurred on the 29th for Representatives. The following is the result of the balloting:

G. Rhodes ….. 252
Edward H. Boyd ….. 195
S. N. Castle ….. 176
J. Kahai ….. 159
S. W. Mahelona ….. 67 Continue reading

Political Ad, 1920.


Democratic candidate for the house, fifth district.

Samuel Pupuhi, Democrat, is a candidate for the house from the fifth district.

He was born at Kipahulu, Maui, May 4, 1880, and attended the Kipahulu government school under Jonah K. Nakila, now assistant editor of the Kuokoa newspaper, Mrs. Fanny Strauch, James Kahuole and Charles F. Rosencrans. He entered Kamehameha school February 16, 1896 and was graduated in 1900.

He entered the employ of Grimwood & Richardson, engineers, until the firm was succeeded by Grimwood, Richardson & Holloway. He was employed by the new firm until F. E. Richardson took it over. He was employed by Richardson for six years, and then went into the employ of the von Hamm-Young Co. as storekeeper in the machine shop for three and a half years.

He then went into business for himself as abstractor of records.

(Star-Bulletin, 10/1/1920, p. 4)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Volume XXVIII, Number 8879, Page 4. October 1, 1920.

Political Ad, 1920.


Republican candidate for the house, fifth district.

Archie E. Kahele, Republican candidate for the house, was born at Hauula, windward Oahu, Oct. 26, 1889. Received his early education in the Hauula public school. In 1899 entered the old Royal school under the instruction of Mr. McKintosh and four years later attended the Territorial Normal and training school. Continue reading

Political Ad, 1920.

“Now,” face forward, O Multitudes;

And vote for the Candidate from among you!


J. K.


He is who you, O Hawaiians, can be proud to send back to Washington.

Rise, O Hawaiians, and vote for him at the Ballot Box.

(Kuokoa, 10/1/1920, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 40, Aoao 3. Okatoba 1, 1920.