Hawaiian Historical Society Historical Photograph Collection

James J. Williams Collection

Dublin Core


James J. Williams Collection


Photographs from a collection of albumin prints by James J. Williams (1853–1926) acquired by the Hawaiian Historical Society in May 2002. Williams was active as a photographer in Hawai'i from 1879 to 1926. He was one of many photographers who opened a studio or gallery in Honolulu. By 1890, approximately sixty photographers worked in the Islands, twenty in Honolulu.

Items in the James J. Williams Collection Collection

Wailuku, Maui, looking toward 'Iao Valley. No date.

The queen's guard and barracks, Honolulu, 1892.

'Iolani Palace, Honolulu, early 1880s.

Kawaiaha'o Church, Honolulu.

Kealakeukua Bay with monument to Captain Cook, Hawaii Island