United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu -- Honolulu
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This album has an "Art Nouveau" cover and contains postcards primarily from Hawaii showing Native Hawaiians surfing, processing sugar cane, rice fields, beach scenes, volcanos, and hula dancing. A few postcards from New York's Fort Slocum, Panama abd the Philippines.
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2 Film reels (37 minutes, color silent; 1334 feet, 16mm)
Scope and Contents:
Travel film footage of Hawaii. (There are no Airstream trailers in this film footage.) Ship arrives at Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, (tourists on ship wearing leis waving, band and singer welcoming visitors to pier nine, and Aloha Clock Tower); various Hawaiian dances performed for tourists; Pan Am prop plane taking off at airport; various views of Honolulu from above and at street level, ocean beach scenes; Kamehameha Day parade (military marching, military band, women dressed in black; floats Mamalahoa Kanawai, the Law of the Splintered Paddle, speed boat, and island floats with Hawaiian dancers, each led by royal pa'u riders). On the Big Island travelers view devastation of a natural disaster (homes crushed, furniture scattered outside homes and stores, cars and boats upended and crushed, and damaged Catholic Church St. Peter Kahaluu). Footage then concentrates on volcanic activity with a visit to 1950 Kaapuna Flow (black beach, holding piece of soft pumice like lava, and volcano with steam from the crater) and Byron Ledge, the rim between Kilauea and Kilauea Iki Volcanoes. Wells included three purchased films of volcanic eruptions: "Pele Comes Back to Puna, Phase 1," "Kilauea Iki's Rebirth and Fountains, Phase 2," and "Pele On a Rampage at Puna, Phase 3." Each film includes much nighttime footage of erupting fountains, gigantic steam blasts, lava rivers, lava flow reaching the ocean, and some daytime footage capturing the smoke and burning lava flows of the 1960 Puna area volcanic eruptions. Also shown is the nearby town of Kapoho which was evacuated. Film ends with travel to Kauai Island visiting such sites as Hanapepe Valley; Waimea Canyon; and Spouting Horn, a blow hole, with filming of lovely landscapes along the way (falls, plowed fields, river, and beach) and brief view of a sugar cane processing plant. Film footage contains aerial views of Hawaii.
Legacy Keywords: Lava ; Parade floats ; Dance Hula Hawaiian ; Mountains Hawaii ; Formations (Geology) Hawaii ; Honolulu (Hawaii) ; United States ; Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii.) ; Oceania
Local Number: HSFA 1998.21.2
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Floyd Henry Wells films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution