The Edmunds/Bryan photograph collection, Rapanui circa 1900-1920

Henry P. Edmunds and William A. Bryan were both photographers of the early 20th century. Although they lived very different lives, they shared the experience of Rapanui, or Easter Island, during the early 1900s. Each took remarkable photographs documenting Rapanui's archaeological wonders and everyday life, several of which are presented here.

For more information about the photographers, the provenance of this collection click here.  A glossary is also available.

In addition to the University of Hawai'i Library's holdings, Honolulu's Bishop Museum also has an extensive collection of Henry P. Edmunds' photographs.

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