Political Ad from the 1900s

Political campaign ads in Hawaiian from the 1900s during the early Territorial period. Despite the language ban in schools during this time, many Hawaiian politicians continued to campaign in both Hawaiian and English. The politician featured prominently in this ad is John AwenaikalanikeahiokaluaoPele Carey Lane who served as a Territorial senator and later as mayor and sheriff of Honolulu. He was openly a royalist throughout his life and was a notable member of the Hawai’i Republican Party under Prince Kuhio.No automatic alt text available.

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