Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Hawaii And They’re Incredible

Hawaii has undergone monumental changes since the late 1800s, including the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, the development of Hawaii as a tourist destination, and in 1959, the islands’ admittance as the youngest state in America. These 17 photographs were taken in the mid to late-1800s – long before Hawaii became a state. Some of the oldest photographs that exist of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, these images depict an era of old Hawaii you’ve only imagined in your wildest dreams.

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Love seeing just how much Hawaii has changed? You’ll enjoy looking at these 13 then and now photographs of the Hawaiian Islands.