Earliest Known Photograph of Kawaiahaʻo Seminary circa 1868

The Hawaiʻi State Archives has made a high resolution digital image available at https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/item/ark:70111/1zcT
Lydia Bingham on the front steps? Most likely.
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Next door to the Clark home was the old printing office and bindery, built in 1835. It had been the scene of large enterprises, notably the printing of the Bible in Hawaiian, but it had been unused for some years and was in bad repair. Lydia held her first classes in the ill-lighted basement of this building, which contained no desk, chair, or book. At the fiftieth anniversary of Kawaiahao Seminary, Lydia, then eighty years old, recalled with a vividness which suggests how difficult her problems must have been, some of her early experiences. The first floor of the old printing office was filled with old boxes and bits of rubbish shaken from the walls by guns firing salutes, but she thought it could be repaired and made into a school room…The second floor was fitted up as a dormitory for twenty little girls.”

The Story of Mid-Pacific Institute by Helen Gay Pratt, p. 10

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