H.W. Thomas Photograph Album

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H.W. Thomas Photograph Album

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Selections from an album of photographs made in 1912 during a visit to Kīlauea Sugar Plantation on Kaua‘i Island by Henry W. Thomas and his wife, Gertrude Thomas. Henry Thomas was the secretary of the board of directors of the firm. Most of the photographs portray plantation work at Kīlauea, but some document luncheons, picnics, and other social events. The album was donated to the Hawaiian Historical Society by Ina Lockwood in 2002.

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Transporting Sugar Cane
Transporting cane to the mill. The office is on the right. Kilauea Sugar Plantation, Kauai, 1912. (H. W. Thomas photograph album, page 27. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Plantation Worker Operating "Donkey" Engine
Plantation worker operating the “Donkey” engine at Kāhili Landing. This small steam engine was used to transport freight from the ship to the landing. KÄ«lauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H. W. Thomas photograph album, page 45. Hawaiian…

Steam Plows
Steam plows on Government Road. The plantation laid railroad tracks on the road bed and bridge. When a steam plow crossed the bridge, workers placed logs next to the tracks to protect them and the bridge. Note the steam plows lined up in the…

Distributing Seed in Sugar Cane Field
Distributing seed. Women worked in the fields alongside men as well as in separate task groups. Kilauea Sugar Plantation, Kauai, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph album, pages, 13 16. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Covering Seed in Sugar Cane Field
Covering cane seed. Women worked in the fields alongside men as well as in separate task groups. Kilauea Sugar Plantation, Kauai, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph album, page 16. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Harvesting Sugar Cane
Cane harvest. Women field workers were paid $13.00 a month and men received $20.00 a month. Kīlauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H. W. Thomas photograph album, page 19. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Water Carrier in Sugar Cane Field
Water carrier in the field. Kīlauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph album, page 42. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Receiving freight at Kāhili Landing, Kaua'i
Receiving freight at Kāhili Landing. Incoming freight was landed by hoisting sling loads up to the landing from the ship with a small steam engine, called a “Donkey” engine. KÄ«lauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph…

Field Workers at the Beginning of Sugar Cane Harvest
Beginning of the harvest. Kīlauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph album, page 29. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

KÄ«lauea Baseball Team
The Kīlauea baseball team won the cup for Kaua‘i in 1912. Kīlauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i, 1912. (H.W. Thomas photograph album, loose photo. Hawaiian Historical Society.)

Ladies Picnic on Kaua'i
Ladies’ picnic luncheon at the Kaua‘i Electric Company intake in the mountains behind the fields. Second from right is Mrs. Yanagihara, wife of the plantation doctor, Kichitaro Yanagihara. She was born in Hawai‘i and taught at KÄ«lauea public…

Shipping Sugar at Kahili Landing, Kaua'i
Shipping sugar at Kahili Landing. One-hundred-pound bags of sugar in slings were delivered to a ship offshore by hanging them on a traveling trolley. Kilauea Sugar Plantation, Kaua'i, 1912.

Gertrude Thomas
Gertrude Thomas at Kilauea Plantation, Kaua'i.
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