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Back in the Day: Photos from Hawaii’s Past

View historic Hawaii photos “back in the day.”

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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 24, 1956

Work continues in one of two vehicular tunnels for Nuuanu Highway under construction by the territorial Highway Department. This tunnel, shown from the Honolulu side looking toward Kailua, is 500 feet long and about halfway between the Pali summit and hairpin turn.
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STARADVERTISER / JANUARY 13, 1964

Members of the Outrigger Canoe Club and their guests socialize in the new clubhouse, located between the Elks Club and the Colony Surf in Waikiki. Besides the bar area, there is a dining room, hau terrace and snack shop.
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STARADVERTISER / OCTOBER 18, 1985

The Blue Angels, the Navy’s precision flying team, practice over Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, giving residents and tourists a preview of shows scheduled for today off Waikiki and tomorrow at Barbers Point Naval Air Station.
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STARADVERTISER / APRIL 4, 1949

The sad fate of many of the original furnishings of Iolani Palace is illustrated by this sideboard, which is on display in auctioneer Maurice Lipton’s showroom at Queen and Punchbowl streets. Lipton does not know how the sideboard came into the possession of the firm from which he acquired it. A photostatic copy of a declaration by Curtis P. Iaukea, chamberlain to King Kalakaua, testifies to the authenticity of the piece, which once stood in the state dining room of the palace.
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STARADVERTISER / JUNE 10, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Matson enjoy the music of the Poi Pounders during the cocktail hour of the Holoku Ball at the Ala Moana Hotel. The musicians are Simon Aiu, left, Randy Oness and A.P. Medeiros. The annual ball is sponsored by the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu to benefit its scholarship program.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 29, 1992

Three proud mothers show off their leap-year babies at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. The moms are Laura Nada-Matsushima, left, with son Micah; and Mary Hiapo and Robyn Waiolama, holding daughters yet to be named. The babies were born early in the morning.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 14, 1981

Actor Jack Lord, right, and Gov. George Ariyoshi take some time to greet patient Frank Ceci as Ceci’s sister, Ann Knabb, looks on during a salute to hospitalized veterans at Tripler Army Medical Center. The Valentine’s Day program included performances by several local entertainers.