Fire on Nihoa, 1885.

[Found under: “KA HUAKAI MAKAIKAI IA NIHOA.”]

The Alii Liliuokalani enjoyed seeing the sitting young birds of all sorts. The alii climbed the ridges and descended the valleys until reaching an area where Loulu trees leaves grew deep green.  The Alii found comfort under its shade along with some of the people who got there. When the Alii was in repose, our famous photographer J. Williams was lively at work taking photographs [hoolele aka]. The Alii Liliuokalani ate her lunch upon the twisted surface of this Island. After the meal, the Alii made ready to return to the lee of Nihoa, and some others turned back as well. At that time the whistle of the ship was heard calling to everyone to return to the ship. Continue reading

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Nihoa or Bird Island, J. J. Williams, 1885.

This is one of the few surviving images of Nihoa taken on the 1885 trip by J. J. Williams. According to Sereno E. Bishop in the previous post, “The photographers had been half drowned and lost most of their instruments and plates.” The original of this photograph is located at the Hawaii State Archives.

PP-45-10-006-00001

Hawaii State Archives, PP-45-10_006

Travels to Nihoa, 1885.

EXCURSION TO NIHOA.

At 5 o’clock in the evening of this past Monday, the steamer Iwalani took the travellers to the farthest away island of Hawaii nei, Nihoa. And amongst the famous passengers who went on this trip was Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Liliuokalani, accompanied by her steward, Charles B. Wilson, and the haole captain’s passengers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoffnung, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and his wife, Hon. S. B. Dole, W.W. Hall, Rev. S. E. Bishop, J. Jaeger [J. Iager], Henry Jaeger [J. Iaeger], E. S. Cunha and his wife, J. Williams photographer, the travelling companions of the alii, Mrs. Emma Kapena and her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Kamakanoa, Mrs. Kahuila Wilcox, Miss L. Nakanealoha, Hon. J. Kaae and his wife, Hon. J. T. Baker and his wife, Hon. J. Keau and his wife, Major J. Holt, H. W. Auld, W. Holt and his wife, Mrs. Emma Beckley, Mrs. Kahaunaele, Mrs. M. A. Lemon, Jack Ailau and his wife, Sophia Sheldon, Mrs. Anna Costa, Lily Richards, and the other passengers under the alii that number 42 more. Continue reading

One more Christmas scene from Honolulu nei, 1910.

Flowers and Evergreen for Christmas—Honolulu Street Scene.

J. J. WILLIAMS

HONOLULU, H. I.

GAZETTE PHOTO ENG.

[I just realized now that this is a reused picture. It appears earlier in Kuokoa, 3/11/1904, p. 4! The reuse of stock photos is not unusual (even today)…]

(Hawaiian Gazette, 12/27/1910, p. 3)

Flowers and Evergreen for Christmas...

The Hawaiian Gazette, Volume LIII, Number 100, Page 3. December 27, 1910.

J. J. Williams Photographer advertisement, 1902.

J. J. WILLIAMS

PHOTOGRAPHER

CRAYONS
WATER COLORS
LANTERN SHOWS

ONLY COMPLETE
COLLECTION OF
ANCIENT
& MODERN
HAWAIIAN VIEWS.

Fort Street

Photography shoots are very reasonable at Wiliama’s place; you will receive beautiful prints from 4.00 for a dozen.

[Speaking of photography, the microfilming of these newspapers were done many years ago, and the resulting images taken from those microfilms are many times not legible. I barely could make out the tiny print. There needs to be funding to reshoot the Hawaiian-Language Papers, so that the words from the past can be seen clearly today!!]

(Aloha Aina, 1/11/1902, p. 3)

J. J. WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHER

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1902.