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Opening of the 27th Legislature 1953

Opening of the 27th Legislature 1953, Territory of Hawaii recorded on February 18, 1953 and produced by Yew Char. At this time ʻIolani Palace was used as the legislature building for the Territory of Hawaii. Footage includes hula and music inside the Palace; shots and title cards for each Senator and Representative; portrait of Kalākaua; footage of Governor Samuel Wilder King; speeches given outdoors; Governor Samuel W. King and others during an outdoor segment. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1981.0464.0025.

Languages: English


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