Pa-u Rider Pictures
My great-great grandmother was known to be a pa-u rider in the parades. I found a set of pictures of her, or which I thought was her, until I saw the date listed as June 11, 1900. Well, if that date was right, she would be 8 months pregnant. Would she be riding horseback pregnant? So began my quest to find the 'correct' date of the pictures. I ordered them from Bishop museum and the date given on the back is 1900-1910, but I've seen pictures from the set, dated besides June 11, 1900, dated before that. The book I found it in said it was 1900, but that Princess Kaiulani was in them so it couldn't be 1900, because she died in 1899. Previously research by cousin Connie concluded that it was probably between 1906-1909. I also saw the guy in white in another picture dated 1907. Then I found this book with a picture from the set, dated 1905.
|From the book "Diamond Head: Hawaii's Icon"|