Painting by Nawahi, 1888.

Another oil painting by Joseph Nawahi, is on exhibition in A. M. Hewett’s store window. It is a view taken from Diamond Head and shows part of Kapiolani Park, Waikiki, Punchbowl and the Waianae mountains.

(Daily Bulletin, 12/5/1888, p. 3)


The Daily Bulletin, Volume XIII, Number 2114, Page 3. December 5, 1888.


Halekuai buke o Huita, 1888.


Stationer & Newsdealer,

Merchant Street, – Honolulu, H. I.

Mutual Tel. 371. – Bell Tel. 302.

Law Books & Lawyers’ Stationery a Specialty.

Orders taken for Newspapers, Periodicals, Books, Music, etc., from any part of the world, having made all arrangements therfor whilst in San Francisco.

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(Daily Bulletin, 5/25/1888, p. 1)


The Daily Bulletin, Volume XIII, Volume 1952, Page 1. May 25, 1888.

More on paintings of Joseph Nawahi, 1888.


We went in person to see the just completed paintings of Joseph Nawahi, Esq. of Hilo; a painting of the crater of Kilauea and Waikiki seen from Leahi; we have but one word to say,—he is a Hawaiian well versed at painting self taught to a very high level. It is something that baffles the malihini, that Mr. Nawahi possesses this amazing talent like that of the haole who were actually schooled in this field of knowledge. His paintings are being shown at the bookstore of A. M. Hewett [Huita] where malihini have words of praise for this Hawaiian skilled at handling his paintbrush deftly utilizing all the colors of ink. Way-up.

(Kuokoa, 12/8/1888, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVII, Helu 49, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 8, 1888.