This Silent Film of the Hawaiian Islands from 1924 Shows a Way of Life That Once Was

November 06, 2017


A beautiful depiction of 'the way it was' in Hawaii in the 20's.  Enjoy.

By Matthew Dekneef on hawaiimagazine.com

Prepare to be transported back in time… Hawaii in 1924, specifically.

In this silent film simply titled “The Hawaiian Islands,” black and white waves lap against the shores, people shop at the Japanese-owned stores in the city district, workers tend to sugar canes plantation fields in the hot sun, Hawaiians pound poi and surf the high-rise-free beaches of Waikiki—showcasing a way of life that once was.

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