Thursday, June 10, 2010

Really Old Hawaii, Vintage 1916

Amazing video by a Dutch film crew working in Hawaii in 1916, with footage of a Hawaii Consolidated Railway train on the Hamakua coast, Hilo Bay and Makee Island in Kapiolani Park. The soundtrack is a hoot!

Translations of the title cards:
  1. Bird’s-eye view of the Hawaiian Islands.
  2. The islands belong to the Sandwich Isles. The landscape is very mountainous.
  3. A ride on the Hilo track.
  4. The natives fish in the surf with the help of nets.
  5. Characters from Hawaii.
  6. With a speed of 20 mph through the surf.

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Anonymous nel said...

Awesome footage. Might I buy a copy? living on the Hamakua Coast. Aloha,

July 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger sos oceanos said...

Fantastic footage and music ! it is a relic.

August 2, 2011 at 5:49 AM  

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