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This site contains data records for the images in the historical photographs collections of the Hawaiian Historical Society and includes digitized copies of selected images. Please note that only a small portion of the collection has been digitized. If you are interested in more information about an item whose data record lacks an image, contact us at the e-mail address shown below.

The Society's photograph collections contain approximately 10,000 images and 2,000 negatives. The largest collection is a General Historical Collection of prints of people, places, and events in Hawai‘i’s history. The photographs date from the 1860s to the modern period, with the majority being from the 1880s through the 1920s. There are also several small special collections by single photographers, historical postcards, and photograph albums from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

For information about other finding aids, access to the collections, and reproductions of images, contact Jennifer Higa, administrative director, at jhiga@hawaiianhistory.org. Telephone and facsimile: (808) 537-6271. Mailing address: Hawaiian Historical Society, 560 Kawaiahao St., Honolulu, HI 96813.

For more information about the Hawaiian Historical Society's collections and other activities, see https://hawaiianhistory.org.