Iolani Palace and Grounds, Honolulu, H. I.
Collection: Americas

Title

Iolani Palace and Grounds, Honolulu, H. I.

Subject

Iolani Palace

Honolulu (Hawaii)

Description

On verso:
No. 288. IOLANI PALACE AND GROUNDS, HONOLULU, H. I.
The Hawaiian Islands consist of seven inhabited islands, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, besides a dozen of islet rocks and coral reefs, situated between latitude 18 degrees 54 minutes and 22 degrees 15 minutes north and between longitude 154 degrees 50 minutes and 160 degrees 30 minutes west, 2,100 miles southwest of San Francisco, 4,000 miles from Sidney and 3,445 miles from Yokohama. The largest island, Hawaii, contains 4,004 square miles; Maui has 722 square miles, and Oahu, the richest of them all, is third in size, with 598 square miles. On Oahu is situated Honolulu, the capitol and chief seaport. Honolulu contains the former royal palace, Iolani, in the Italian style, finished in 1882 and now used as the executive building. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds. The museum contains among other relics of early Hawaiian history the great feather war cloak of Kamehameha I., valued at $150,000. It is made entirely of yellow feathers of the mamo bird, each bird furnishing only two tiny tufts of feathers, one under each wing. Nine generations were employed in making the cloak.
A8523

Creator

[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)]

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

288



Citation
[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)], “Iolani Palace and Grounds, Honolulu, H. I.,” Digital Canton, accessed January 18, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/590.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches