Another Antiques Roadshow find? 1868.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: Oahu”]

Painting of Lava.—On the morning of this past Wednesday, placed outside the Bookstore of Whitney was a painting of a river of lava flowing and entering the sea of Kahioipakini [ka Hioipakini] in Kau, and it was sent here to Honolulu. The copy of that scene is painted by Joseph Nawahi [Iosepa Nawahi], (Kahooluhi), and it is placed at the entrance of our office to show the public. There have been many hundreds of men, women, and children who have come in flocks to see it starting on that day. The people were filled with fright and fear at this frightful representation of the deeds of Almighty God. Seen are four volcanoes ablaze upland of the house of Captain Brown in Kahuku.

(Kuokoa 4/18/1868, p. 3)

Ke kii o ke Ahi Pele.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VII, Helu 16, Aoao 3. Aperila 18, 1868.

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