Take A Step Back In Time With These 18 Photographs Taken Before Hawaii Became A State

The Hawaiian Islands have undergone monumental changes throughout their history – 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 18 photographs 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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Did you find these photographs as fascinating as we did? To learn more about Hawaii’s unique history, you’ll want to add these 13 historic sites to your Aloha State bucket list.

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