HMCSL Digitized Photography Collections
DAGUERREOTYPE AND AMBROTYPE COLLECTION | CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION | FILM NEGATIVES PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION | HMCS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
Below are the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library's Digitized Photography Collections. If you would like permission to publish or reproduce this material, please send your requests to [email protected]. Here is more information on our Reproduction Rights & Fees. If you would like to view more HMCSL Photograph Collections, contact [email protected] for more information.
DAGUERREOTYPE AND AMBROTYPE COLLECTION - The Hawaiian Mission Houses Daguerreotype and Ambrotype collection reflects a pivotal period in Hawai'i's history when New England missionaries played an important and indisputable role in advising and educating the Hawaiian royalty. The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the past while at the same time challenges the viewer to think of their own biographies and lives in the context of contemporary American society.
*Image from Film Negatives/Daguerrotype and Ambrotype Collection "N-3008-Cc1 - Wailuku River, HIlo, c. 1853 / from daguerreotype by Hugo Stangenwald."
CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION -
In the mid-nineteenth century, carte de visites or visiting cards grew to popularity as photography became more affordable for the masses. This carte de visite collection ranges from pictures of missionaries, adopted cousins, members of the Hawaiian monarchy, and local scenery.
*Image from Carte de Visite Collection of Bernice Pauahi Bishop.
FILM NEGATIVES PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION - The Hawaiian Mission Houses holds 1000s of photos of 19th and 20th century Hawaii.
*Image from the Film Negatives Collection "N-0525 - Mission Houses - Honolulu - 1957. Photograph."
HMCSL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION - The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library Family Photography Collection features photographs of Missionary Families as well as group pictures and photographs of adopted cousins.