Awesome follow up to Princess Kaiulani funerary buttons, 2013.

Last month, we posted articles about buttons produced for the funeral of Princess Kaiulani. JR kindly responded with an image of an example of one of these buttons! Here is the image sent, with the description: 3 15/16″ in diameter. Printed on the backside: “pin lock, patd. May 31, 98”

For the previous posts, click here:

Mourning of Princess Kaiulani, 1899.


More on Kaiulani buttons, 1899.

Kaiulani button

Kaiulani funerary button

More on Kaiulani buttons, 1899.

Kaiulani Souvenirs.

B. Lichtig, the artist, has produced a number of photographic buttons with the picture of the late Princess. They are fro sale at 606 Fort street, near Beretania street, and at the gallery of J. S. Williams. The loyal Hawaiians will wear the button on the day of the funeral.

[How is that for advertising? “The loyal Hawaiians will wear the buttons…”]

(Independent, 3/7/1899, p. 3)

Kaiulani Souvenirs.

The Independent, Volume VIII, Number 1142, Page 3. March 7, 1899.

Mourning of Princess Kaiulani, 1899.


Buttons to be worn on the chest [pihi umauma] of Princess Kaiulani are being widely sold a the Photography Studio of Williams; at bookstores; and at B. Lichtig’s place, Number 606, Fort Street.  Being that these pins are perfect for the day of the funeral, for the price of 50¢, 75¢, and so forth. Be quick lest they sell out first.

[Has anyone seen examples of these?]

(Aloha Aina, puka pule, 3/18/1899, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina (puka pule), Buke V, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 18, 1899.