1911-1935 Hawaii photograph collection: Schofield Barracks, harbors and bridges, Hilo Post Office, China Clipper, railroad etc.
Fifty Hawaiian photographs with themes emphasizing military life, transportation, and engineering.
• Schofield Barracks near Honolulu. (22 photos). Soldiers on the way to camp or marching; tanks, searchlight trucks and other military vehicles; portable artillery and a mammoth artillery piece for field testing. Other images: A Hawaiian sergeant on parade with senior officers; the barrack’s band’s saxophone section; baseball and a football game scenes; views of an Army hangar.
• Military Camp (4 photos). Grouped soldiers, a mess tent, a large tent encampment with supply wagons.
• China Clipper Flying Boat (2 photos). Images of the vessel tied up in Honolulu Harbor; its crew on board, an adjacent service vessel.
• Honolulu Harbor, etc. (3 photos). “Sampan Fisherman’s Wharf,” ships leaving port or docked, the Aloha Tower lighthouse, a U.S. Naval destroyer.
• Hilo (8 photos). Construction views of the Hilo Post Office, built ca. 1915-1917: a work crew, the building’s façades scafolded, roof construction, etc. Views of the library, nearby bridges, Hilo harbor, and Laupāhoehoe City with its lava-tipped cape; a swimmer at Coconut Isle (Moku Ola).
• Bridges (2 photos). The Kawainu and the Hakalau Gulch railroad bridges under construction.
• Portraits (4 photos). Hawaiian women, one dancing a hula, the other standing by a papaya tree; a Hawaiian man on a donkey; lifeguards posing with a surfboard on the beach at Waikiki and wearing swimsuits labeled “Moaka.”
• Miscellaneous (5 photos). An automobile fitted with wheels to drive on railroad tracks, men posing by a rail car, a stand of banyan trees; an outdoor gathering showing pavilions and seated guests, etc.
Description: 1911-1935 Hawaii photograph collection: Schofield Barracks, harbors and bridges, Hilo Post Office, China Clipper, railroad etc.
[Honolulu, Hilo, and Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, 1911–1935]. 50 photographs, some captioned or annotated, ranging in size from 2¾ x 4½ inches to 5 x 7 inches. Several images removed from albums. Overall, very good.