Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2017 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 23, 2017 07:00 PM HST

Art

3 Snow-Capped Hawaii Mountains Photo, c.1938

Item Number
199
Estimated Value
$700 USD
Sold
$400 USD to kobd538f6
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

Item Description

This is a sepia panoramic of the rare occurrence when the three Hawaii Island mountains, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai, were simultaneously capped with snow. The subjects were photographed in 1938 by the photographer T. Takemori on the Kohala Mountain Road. The cactus in the foreground were introduced to Hawaii for cattle to eat during drought.
From “Paradise of the Pacific” magazine, February, 1938:
As the name implies, Mauna Kea (White Mountain) is covered with snow during the winter months, and even during the summer it is usually possible to find small patches of snow on the north slope where the sun has not reached it. The first snow usually falls about November and comes down on the mountain to about the 11,000 foot contour. Occasionally it comes down considerably lower, as it did in 1936 when it was possible to enjoy winter sports at 8,000 feet near Hookomo.

This truly stunning photograph is from the Kona Historical Society archive, measures 36 inches x18 inches framed and has a cream and chocolate colored double mat.

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