A very good collection of approximately 150 photographs (amateur and professional) compiled, and presumably some taken, by Athalene Raymond and Frances Stucken during a two vacation visits to Hawaii in 1937 and 1939. Various sizes (mostly ca. 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in, or the reverse), gelatin silver prints, direct-mounted to heavy black sheets, mostly on rectos only, most photographs with manuscript captions on the mount; some other ephemera included in the album, mostly related to the women's ocean crossings, but also including some news clippings. The album (9 5/8 x 12 1/2 in.; 245 x 318 mm) bound in kapa and tied with grass; some mounting sheets loose.
These two travellers from Long Beach, California, made at least two crossings to Hawaii, first aboard the Malolo, August 1937, and returning in May 1939 aboard the Matsonia. While there are requisite onboard portraits of each other and of their fellow passengers, as well as studio-produced views, Misses Raymond and Stucken also include in the album many charming candid shots of themselves in Hawaiian surroundings, including with beach boys, hula girls, and outrigger crews; as well as several very fine views of Hilo from the 1937 trip.
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