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    Researcher Tom Markle thinks this could be a photo of Aunty Pinau Kalaukalani and poet Don Blanding, who suggested creating Lei Day in Hawaii. Markle, who is planning a biography on Blanding, said, “The cut of Blandings’ sports coat and his trim figure makes me think it was taken in the late 1920s, perhaps during Lei Day?” He is looking for more information on Aunty Pinau, who is believed to have lived in East Maui.
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