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.