Emma Ahuena Taylor remembers Princess Ruth Keelikolani, 1935.

PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS

Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.

When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading

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A name song for Queen Emma written when she travelled around Kauai, 1871.

He Inoa no Kaleleonalani.

1 A Waimea makou
I ka uka Waiahulu,
A ka Halauaola
Malu i ka hale lau-koa. Continue reading

Contributors of mele to Helen Roberts’ collection at Bishop Museum, 1924.

MELE, LEGEND CONTRIBUTORS ARE THANKED

Hawaiian Folklore Commission Names Many Islanders

YEAR’S COMPILATION

The names of many well-known residents of the various island communities have been mentioned in a report which Miss Helen H. Roberts has recently sent from the mainland. Miss Roberts left Hawaii some weeks ago after spending a year in the compilation of a collection of ancient music and meles for the Hawaiian Legends and Folklore Commission.

The contributors of meles or music by recitation are mentioned in one group and the contributors of written collections are mentioned in another: Continue reading

Kamehameha IV travels to the west, 1856.

THE CIRCUIT OF THE KING.

It was heard that the King went fromĀ  here and on the next day landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night sailed for Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They were there on the Sabbath, and they congregated and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the next day, they rode horses and went fishing; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. Continue reading

More on the A. A. Montano picture of Queen Emma, 1880.

Mr. Montano has presented us with a handsome photograph of Her Majesty the Queen Dowager. The portrait is a full length and represents Her Majesty in a commanding position, standing, with her dress train sweeping into the foreground; the features and figure are admirably clear; Continue reading

A. A. Montano takes pictures of Queen Emma, 1880.

Mr. Montana [A. A. Montano] has lately made an addition to his premises in Fort Street in the form of a photographic show room, which will well repay a visit. A large number of the productions of his studio and of other works of art are to be seen there tastefully arranged and forming a really interesting collection. Continue reading