Random Photographs in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa

Cover Image: Masthead of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa published on September 9, 1910.

Aloha Nūhou Monday!

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa would occasionally publish photos without any related article. In today’s post from the September 9, 1910 issue, we show you six photos published under the title, “Kekahi Poe Hookuonoono ma Keanae, Maui,” or “Homesteaders at Keʻanae, Maui.” There is no other information given.

Even if the people in the pictures are not named, what is exciting is how much clearer the resulting images are when digitized from the original newspaper. Because of this new clarity, maybe someone today will be able to recognize some of these Keʻanae residents of past1.

1Both the Kuokoa and the Pacific Commercial Advertiser were published by the Hawaiian Gazette Company, Ltd. The September 4, 1910 issue of the Advertiser printed an article, “Through the Hana District of Maui,” by H. M. Ayres, featuring the six images. It seems the photos were interesting enough to print them in the following Kuokoa without an accompanying story.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from microfilm.

Image: Keʻanae homesteaders in 1910, digitized from original newspaper.

This post is part of He Aupuni Palapala: Preserving and Digitizing the Hawaiian Language Newspapers, a partnership between Bishop Museum and Awaiaulu with assistance from Kamehameha Schools. Mahalo nui loa to Hawaii Tourism Authority for their support. Learn more about this project here.

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