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Hula Girls and Surfer Boys

Hula Girls and Surfer Boys

Mark Blackburn

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Hula and surfing represent the quintessential Hawaiian experience. Over 270 original photographs and postcard images are presented chronologically from 1870 to 1940 to powerfully portray the evolving styles and popularity of these icons of Hawai`i. The Hula and surfing traditions both are deeply rooted in legend and myth and Hula dancing was actually outlawed for over 60 years. Surfboards were highly prized by the ancients and the sport became reserved for Hawai`i’s kings. These enchanting images include famous personalities like Duke Kahanamoku, as well as unknown practitioners of their arts.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 270 color photos | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764310423 | Binding: soft cover

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Mark Blackburn, a passionate collector of Polynesian arts, owns Mona Kea Gallery in Hilo, Hawai`i and an import business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.