Kalakaua, King of Hawaii (1836-1891)

David Kalakaua was elected king of Hawaii by the legislature in 1874. He reigned for seventeen years. Kalakaua was known as the "Merry Monarch"; he was a patron of the native Hawaiian arts that had been suppressed by missionaries. In 1887 he signed a new constitution limiting the prerogatives of the king. He was forced to grant the U.S. Navy rights to Pearl Harbor.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Cabinet Card
Item#:
MES18592
Photographer:
George G. Rockwood (New York)
Height:
1787px
Width:
1196px
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