Ester Ellen Eads Photograph Album

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Ester Ellen Eads Photograph Album


Ester Ellen Eads Photograph Album (1880 -1894)

The album holds 44 pages, a total of 83 photographs, all are sepia tone or black and white except two hand-tinted Honolulu landscapes. Two newspaper photos, both Honolulu scenes, are also included. Many of the Hawaii photos are commercial souvenir images made by the Davey Photograph Company. Two panoramic scenes, Honolulu harbor and the ruins of the Chinatown fire, are also commercial images. A number of commercial photos from British Columbia, Canada, are also included.

Photographs range in size from 9.5” x 7.5” to 2.5” x 3”. All are in very good condition.

Many images document Kamehameha School teachers and students, as well as Bishop Museum and Punahou College. Esterilla Denzer, grandmother of the donor, a teacher at Kamehamaha School, is pictured second from the right in the first photo, “Kamehameha Teachers.”

The Hawaii photos include Honolulu landscapes and buildings, Hawaiian people, Kauai landscapes, and Hawaii Island landscapes. The Canadian images include railway and fishery industry photos as well as family and landscape photos. A few family snapshots are found on the final pages of the album.

Gift from Ester Ellen Eads, 1988.

Collection Items

Estherilla Denzer, 2nd from right

Group on steps

Children at prayer

Hawaiian copyright. July 9, 1894 - By J. A. Gonslaves. Phot.

Hand-colored photo

Hawaiian man wearing vest

The Oldest Inhabitant of Hawaii. She was an Attendant of Kapiolani I When the Latter Descended into the Crater of Kilauea and Broke the Tabu
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