Duke Kahanamoku at the Lei Day celebration at Honolulu Hale, 1948.

SHERIFF DUKE P. KAHANAMOKU and Pacific Queen Nola Rose were greeted enthusiastically by the audience at the city hall Lei Day observance. Wearing a lei, hibiscus in her hair and a colorful print dress, the Australian blonde was a contrasting, yet harmonious note, in the ensemble of color and gaiety at the city hall.—Star-Bulletin photos.

(Star-Bulletin, 5/3/1948,  p. 11)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume LIV, Number 17356, Page 11. May 3, 1948.

More on the kii from Waialua, 1866.

Hawaiian Idol.—A genuine idol of the olden time, has recently been discovered at Waialua, Oahu, by Mr. Lane. Through the permission of His Excellency ex-Governor Kekuanaoa, this idol has been presented to the Museum of Oahu College [Punahou]. It is about eight feet in length, and resembles the ancient images represented in Jarvis’ History. Mr. Chase has had this idol sketched by Mr. Emmert, and very soon photographs will be on exhibition. Many hundreds of Hawaiians have gathered to see this huge image while it was set up in front of the Kuokoa office, at the Sailors’ Home, Honolulu. Continue reading

Victoria Hose marries John N. Keola, 1918.

[Found under: “MARRIED.”]

KEOLA-HOSE—In Laie, Oahu, August 31, 1918, John N. Keola and Miss Victoria Hose. Elder William K. Apua of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officiating; witnesses—Enoka Waa and Mrs. Enoka Waa.

(Star-Bulletin, 9/10/1918, p. 6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXVI, Number 8239, Page 6. September 10, 1918.

Victoria Keola’s obituary from the Star-Bulletin, 1921.

OBITUARY

MRS. VICTORIA KEOLA

Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Keola, wife of John N. Keola, 318 Iolani St., who died at 11 o’clock Sunday evening following an operation for appendicitis, were held yesterday, interment being in Nuuanu cemetery. Mrs. Keola was a native of Kona, Hawaii, and was 31 years old. She is survived by a widower and four children. Continue reading

Will Rogers and Hawaiian independence, 1932.

ROGERS SAYS LET HAWAII ISLES ALONE

(Special Star-Bulletin Wireless)

SANTA MONICA, Cal., May 2.—Well, about all you can see in the papers is Honolulu. The whole thing just proves that the islands haven’t got any use for the navy and the mainland.

Of course, I guess I am all wet, but I never have seen any reason why the U. S. or any nation should hold under subjection of any kind any islands or country outside of our own. Continue reading

More on Aunty Elizabeth from Bishop Museum’s post today, 1959.

‘Aunty Elizabeth,’ Kalakaua Ave. Lei-Seller, Dies

Another familiar face in the fast-changing Waikiki scenery passed from view Saturday with the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoopii Delovio—”Aunty Elizabeth” to thousands.

The 54-year-old woman and two others were the first to set up a lei stand in Waikiki some 35 years ago. Continue reading