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Historical Photographs

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Hawaiian Photo Album
Photo albums and scrapbooks from the early 20th century from the Hawaiian Rare collection at UHM

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Aloha Hawaiʻi Scrapbook
A collection of black and white and hand-colored photographs of scenic sites and identifiable landmarks in Hawaiʻi, programs, tickets, etc.

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Hawaii War Records Depository Photos
80 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy during World War II. These photographs, taken between 1941 and 1946, document the impact of World War II in Hawaii. UHM Digital Collections

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Filipino Workers in Hawaii, 1926
50 "Photographs in Connection with the Investigation of Working Conditions of Filipino Laborers on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations, 1926," by Lt. Colonel Robert A. Duckworth-Ford, Aide-de-Camp to Governor-General of the Philippines Leonard Wood. UHM Digital Collections.

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Ed Greevy's Photograph Collection
Includes photos of anti-war protests, Chinatown evictions, Hawaiian Sovereignty movement, Kalama Valley evictions, Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana, and more.

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Hawaiian Historical Society Photograph Collection
"Data records for the images in the historical photographs collections of the Hawaiian Historical Society. Please note that only a small portion of the collection has been digitized."


Photo-sharing Websites

Sources for photos and images in the public domain (free to use without permission).

flickr's The Commons
from the world's public photography archives

flickr  (select Creative Commons from the drop down menu under Any License)

Wikimedia Commons

Google Images
Under Search Tools, use the Usage Rights menu to narrow results to photos labeled for reuse.


How to Cite a Photograph (MLA)

Artist's last name, first name. Title of Work. Date or      N.d. if no date. Name of institution that
     houses the work or name of private collection.        City where institution or collection is located if
     available. Title of Website. Web. Date of access      in the form of day month year.

Hamm, Frank. Manoa Falls. 19 May 2010. Flickr.       Web. 2 Sept. 2015.

Heiau in Kaimuki, Oahu. Hawaii State Archives.        Honolulu.  N.d. Hawaii State Archives Digital          Collections. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.

If you cannot find the author, publisher, etc., for the online source, cite what is available. For further assistance, please ask a reference librarian. 


Photographs in Books

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Hawaiian Yesterdays - Ray J. Baker
Call Number: Hawaiian Reference DU621.5 B34 1982 (Request at Circulation Desk)

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Saga of the Sandwich Islands - Edward B. Scoot
Call Number: H&P Collection DU623 S37

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Hawaiʻi Looking Back: an illustrated history of the islands - Glen Grant
Call Number: Hawaiian Reference DU625 .G736 2000 (Request at Circulation Desk)

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Missionary Album - Hawaiian Mission Children's Society.
Call Number: Hawaiian ReferenceBV3680.H4 A2 1969 (Request at Circulation Desk)

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Hawaiʻi 50: Five Decades of Photography
Call Number: H&P Collection DU621.5 .H386 2008

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