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James J. Williams Collection

Description

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.

Collector(s)

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