'Hula Girls & Surfer Boys 1870-1940' by Mark Blackburn
'Hula Girls & Surfer Boys 1870-1940' by Mark Blackburn By Mark Blackburn. Paperback: 112 pages Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd; Limited Edition, Signed by Author edition (October 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0764310429 ISBN-13: 978-0764310423 Powerful portrayals of Hula and surfing in the past represent the quintessential Hawaiian experience. Over 270 original photographs and post card images are presented chronologically from 1870 to 1940 to 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'is kings. These enchanting images include famous personalities including Duke Kahanomoku as well as unknown practioneers of their arts. Each copy is personally autographed by Mark Blackburn.