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

H. L. Chase, photographer, 1869.

AT THE PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY

On Fort Street,

MAY BE SEEN THE VIEWS taken of the Late

Lava Flow at Kahuku,

And the Effects of the Late

Earthquake at Waiohinu, Kau.

Views of Kilauea and other places. Also Cards of the Kings, Queens, Chiefs, etc., all for sale at low prices. Also, Oval and Square Frames of all sizes, which will be sold cheap.

H. L. CHASE.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 1/13/1869, p. 1)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume IV, Number 52, Page 1. January 13, 1869.

Portrait of Levi Haalelea, 1864.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Portrait of Haalelea.—The haole which we spoke of the other week has painted a Portrait of Levi Haalelea who has passed, and it is now in the photography studio of Chase (Keiki). It remains victorious, and has not lessened at all, as if he is still living, it is just missing his voice coming forth.

[Here is the article mentioning the artist’s name. And here is another found in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser with more data.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of this painting by famous painter Enoch Wood Perry Jr.? I would appreciate it if you all might repost this article wherever you think an answer could be found!]

(Kuokoa, 12/24/1864, p. 2)

Ke Kii o Haalelea

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke III, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 24, 1864.