Hawaii the 1910s

Legendary Surfers made me aware of the Wax Cylinder Preservation Project, which features many a hawaiian recording from back in the days.

Hawaiian Guitar cylinders

Ukulele cylinders

Xylophone cylinders

Marimba cylinders

Hawaii topic cylinders

while we’re at it:

Japanese cylinders

German cylinders

Guitar cylinders

And they sent this article right along, which describes the dawn of modern surfing in the islands, in the 1910s.