These 13 Photos Of Hawaii From The Early 1900s Are Beyond Fascinating

Hawaii has undergone monumental changes in the last century, including the development of Hawaii as a tourist destination, and in 1959, the islands’ admittance as the youngest state in America. These 13 photographs, taken in the early 1900s, give us a glimpse into life before Hawaii became an American state when the monarchy thrived and life was much simpler. The images that follow depict an era of old Hawaii you’ve only imagined in your wildest dreams. Let’s take a step back in time, shall we?

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Wondering what Hawaii looked like during the decade before it became an American state? Take a look at these vintage shots from the 1950s for a unique glimpse into a monumental era of Hawaiian history.