Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Looking Back At Honolulu



The watercolor above was painted 160 years ago, by Robert Elwes, in 1849, of a harbor scene in Honolulu, Oahu, in what where then called the Sandwich Islands.



50 years later, in 1899, these three lovely local lasses posed in their grass skirts on Waikiki Beach.



And a mere 10 years later, in 1909, a photographer made this image of early surfers enjoying the waves on Oahu's south shore.

3 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I've always thought Sandwich Islands was such a funny name.....

Anonymous said...

HDD: Named after the Earl of Sandwich (who also invented the eponymous luncheon snack), who was the First Lord of the Admiralty when Cook discovered the archipelago.

Rachel Fenton said...

The surf picture is amazing - what a great image.