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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 / AUGUST 12, 1977

Young men of High Chief Tago’s family carry a pig to present at a gathering at the First Samoan Congregational Church of Honolulu, in Kalihi, in honor of the Nuu’uli Youth Band, a recently established brass band on a two-week visit to Oahu from Nuu’uli in American Samoa.
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STARADVERTISER / OCTOBER 23, 1959

Singer Fabian, right, took a seven-minute helicopter hop from Honolulu Airport to radio station KPOI this morning. The pilot, center, was Robert Austin, president of Tropi-copters, who thus inaugurated his company’s air taxi service. The other passenger is Bob Marcucci, Fabian’s manager. The two arrived this morning from Australia for shows here.
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STARADVERTISER / SEPTEMBER 18, 1965

Tom and Michiko Date, who have worked together 27 years at their Date’s Service Station in the center of Kailua town, announced that they will retire Oct. 1.
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 2, 1974

Onlookers watch the feathers fly during a demonstration at the State Farm Fair described by promoters as a “bloodless and humane version of cockfighting.”
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 30, 1960

Mayor Neal Blaisdell demonstrates his prize-winning technique with a massive wedge of watermelon at the Windward Fair.
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 3, 1981

Newspapers were hand-printed a century ago, and a replica of one of those early presses, from the Mission Houses Museum, is on display at Ala Moana Liberty House. Milton Tang and his 5-year-old son, Christopher, try to print a page with assistance from Deidre Lammers.
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STARADVERTISER / JUNE 27, 1990

The Rios family gathers in their room at the Aala Park tent city for the homeless. From left are Joshua, 6; Moses, 2; on the bed, Angel Jr., 3; mom Petina holding Johnathan, 3 months; and Jeanette.