An original B&W photograph documenting the 1886 Fiftieth or Silver Jubilee of King Kalakaua of Hawaii and illustrating multiple ho'okupa or gift calabash containers. A calabash was traditionally used for mixing and serving 'awa. Size of image is 7.5 H x 9.5 W inches, size of print including margins is 8.2 H x 10 W inches. Photograph presumed issued about 1886 or possibly reprinted from the negative at a somewhat later date. The calabash assemblage is presumed to be associated with the Luau feast at the Palace grounds, November 23rd, 1886. Very Good Plus condition with no sccratches, creases, discoloration or other significant demerits observed. A few scattered foxing spots to reverse side of photograph. On the reverse side of the photograph is written in pencil, "1886 King Kakakuau's Jubilee Hookupa Calabashes." A scarce item of Hawaiiana. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Photograph, King Kalakaua Jubilee Ho'okupa ...
Publication Date: 1886
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
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