In 1894, Brother Bertram Bellinghausen took his glass plate camera and tripod with him to Hawaiʻi Island. The German-born, Marianist Catholic educator had been the principal of St. Louis College (St. Louis High School) on Oʻahu for just over a decade by the time he shot the photos in this collection.

#hilohawaii


Native Grass House #halepili #kanakamaoli



#volcanoroad #hilohawaii



Landing, #wailukuriver, #hilohawaii



#rainbowfalls #hilohawaii



Japanese Village, #wainaku, #hilohawaii



#hilobay #hilohawaii



St. Joseph's Church #stjosephhilo #hilotown



St. Mary's School #stjosephhilo



Bros. School, #hilotown #stjosephhilo



#coconutisland #hilohawaii #hilobay



#waialefalls



#onomea #halepili #kanakamaoli



#honolii Gulch



Church Street #hilotown



Fishing Canoes, Waiākea River #wailoa #waiakeapond



Waianuenue Street #waianuenue #hilotown



Mouth of #wailukuriver #singingbridge #downtownhilo



Front Street #bayfront #downtownhilo #moke