Honolulu Then and Now. A Photographic Record of Progress in the City of Honolulu. [Honolulu: by the author,] (1941)
Oblong 4to (8 1/8 x 10 7/8 in.; 206 x 278 mm). 172 fine photographic plates, lettered tissue-guards; minor darkening to edges of a few text leaves. Original patterned blue cloth, printed paper label; label rubbed, spine ends repaired, some staining to endleaves, embossed notary seal on front free endpaper.
Inscribed and signed by Baker on the front free endpaper. Ray Jerome Baker (1880–1972) was an Illinois-born photographer who settled in Hawaii in 1910. In addition to photographing many aspects of Hawaii life and culture, he also collected 19th-century photograps of the islands. His collection of 360,000 images was bequeathed to the Bishop Museum.
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