Hawaiian Engravings


One of the unusual portions of the Hawaiian Collection is an assortment of more than thirty engravings produced by students at the Lahainaluna School on the island of Maui. A mission press was introduced at this institution about 1828 and was used to provide male students with instructions in the skills of engraving and printing. No complete inventory of Lahainaluna engravings has been made, but the number reported in various locations exceeds 100. A checklist made by George T. Lecker in 1927 records thirty-three maps and fifty-seven sketches of houses and landscapes, only one of which is of a non-Hawaiian subject. A view of the town common of Holden, Massachusetts, circa 1840, as sketched from memory by Edward Bailey, a teacher at the school and a native of Holden, is included in the collection.

Access

The collection has been cataloged in the General Catalog.

The collection has been fully digitized. Images are available through the Society's digital image archive.

A fully illustrated collection inventory is also available.

Resources

Hawaiiana collection description

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