Jonah Kumalae poi ad, 1920.

I Give 18 Pounds Per Dollar, and the Chinese, 14.

I sell eighteen pounds of poi for a dollar, while the poi that the Chinese are selling is just fourteen pounds for a dollar; and still there is no Chinese poi remaining. Continue reading

Kumalae ukulele in Missouri, 1917.

The UKULELE

It’s Ukulele Time at

The Music House

JENKINS

Learn to play this fascinating Hawaiian instrument. New Complete, Original Method taught by Messrs. Paul L. French and Louis M. Johnson of California. For a Limited Time Only, 5-lessson Complete Course, 25c and 50c each lesson in classes; individual instruction, 75 cents per lesson. Take a “Uke” on your vacation.

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Kumalae ukulele in Utah, 1916.

Opening Sale and Demonstration Extraordinary

JONAH KUMALAE UKULELES

In Music SectionMain FloorAll Week.

$3.95
$18.50
$9.95

We have taken the agency for the celebrated Kumalae Ukuleles. These instruments are made of genuine Hawaiian Koa wood, are of the standard size and shape, hand-made throughout. A ukulele expert will demonstrate these wonderful little instruments in our sheet music department all week.

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Jonah Kumalae’s ukulele are a hit across America, 1915.

THE DEMAND FOR UKULELE IS GREAT

According to news from San Francisco, the ukulele [pila ki-ka ukulele] is in great demand from all over America, because it was heard first-hand by thousands of visitors heard the ukulele being played at an exposition in San Francisco [Panama-Pacific International Exposition].

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Jonah Kumalae begins selling poi, 1920.

Ready to Produce Poi

I recently built a Poi Factory for Myself, and am ready and am steaming taro. My poi is six pounds for a quarter. Those people who want to pick up poi however should bring a bag to put the poi in.

My taro comes from Pauoa, a land of delicious poi. All those who want poi are invited to leave their poi orders on the day prior to when they want it so that I know how much taro I need to cook so that there is enough for the desired poi.

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Flu warnings, 1920.

Signs of the Flu.

These are the signs of the Flu: a headache, sore throat, red eyes and muscle aches, but the back has the most pain. Sometimes, the pain is not severe and other times it is; and after three days of this then it begins to get better. These signs of the flu are not harmful to a person, but what is harmful is coming down with pneumonia after the Flu; and three days pass by and the person feels a little better and he thinks he is cured, and goes about outside and that is when pneumonia strikes. The only way a person will not get pneumonia is by laying down quietly and keeping warm and eating appropriate foods. You should not eat beef and fish; tea and coffee [??? ume kapa]. Continue reading