KING DAVID OF HAWAII (1882)

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The year is 1882. The gentleman is King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. Originally, we colorized this photo for a very loyal Hawaiian customer of ours. We posted the results on our website, and a few months later we got a call from the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu. That’s how our colorized image of King Kalakaua found its way onto the cover of the March 2013 edition of “Ka Wai Ola”. It was pretty cool, and we shared the photo byline with our customer.

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1882 - King David Kalakaua of Hawaii (Print)

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DUKE KAHANAMOKU (1925)

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The year is 1922. Here’s legendary Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku teaching actress, Laura Anson the crawl stroke, during filming of “The Impossible Mrs. Bellew”. Conrad Nagel and director, Sam Wood look on.

On June 14, 1925 Duke rescued eight men from a fishing vessel that capsized in heavy surf while returning to the harbor at Newport Beach, California. Of 29 fishermen who went into the water – 12 survived. Duke was responsible for saving 8 of them, by paddling his surfboard to the fishermen, loading one man on – and paddling to shore. Duke did this 8 times. Newport’s police chief called Duke Kahanamoku’s efforts “the most superhuman surfboard rescue act the world has ever seen.”

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BOYS OF SUMMER (1910)

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The year is 1910. Here we are in the first week of summer -and to celebrate, we’re at the beach at Waikiki. Yesterday we met the Girls of Summer 1920 – and today, it’s the boys’ turn to soak up the sun. These suntanned fellows are all brothers – including 2nd from the left – the Babe Ruth of Surfing and Olympic Swimming, Duke Kahanamoku! Duke is generally credited with popularizing the Hawaiian sport of surfing in the United States. Yes, long before The Beach Boys and Dick Dale – there was Duke!

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HAWAIIAN RAILROAD (1882)

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The year is 1882. Hawaiian Railroad aka Kohala Railroad consisted of track that covered 20 miles near Kohala on the Hawaiian main island. rail cars transported tourists and sugar from nearby plantations.

Gallon upon gallon of fresh water needed to operate the steam engine, Kinau – had to be shipped from Honolulu, then transported by mule team from Mahukona port to the spot where the train refueled.

Though the route looks innocent enough in this photo – in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more harrowing 20 miles of track. At various points, the 36-inch narrow gauge tracks were laid on bare lava, negotiated steep cliffs, and crossed deep gulches. There were sharp curves and trestles suspending the train up to 60 feet in the air. Despite achieving a top speed of only 12 miles per hour, taking a trip on the Kinau had to have been akin to riding Space Mountain or even Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland.

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1882 - Hawaii - Kohala Railroad

KING DAVID KALAKAUA (1882)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .com’s photo blog,.We colorize black & white photos for museums, media, multi-media, and families like yours. Our online Photo Gallery features 100s of colorized vintage images available for purchase.

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The year is 1882. The gentleman is King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. Originally, we colorized this photo for a very loyal Hawaiian customer of ours. We posted the results on our website, and a few months later we got a call from the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu. That’s how our colorized image of King Kalakaua found its way onto the cover of the March 2013 edition of “Ka Wai Ola”. It was pretty cool, and we shared the photo byline with our customer.

1882 - King David Kalakaua of Hawaii (O)

1882 - King David Kalakaua 1

1882 - King David Kalakaua of Hawaii (Print)