Queen Emma's Stone Poi Pounder, Hawaiian Islands, together with a Carte de Visite photograph of Queen Emma, Brady Studios, New York, 1865
height of Pounder 8 1/2in (21cm); photograph image size 3 1/4 x 2 3/8in (8.3 x 6cm)
the pounder of natural pitted stone with knobbed handle gradually tapering down to a broad domed base.
This original carte de visite is a wet plate albumen photograph taken during Queen Emma's visit to New York in 1865.
Queen Emma (1836-1885)
V.S.K Houston (representative to the United States Congress from the then territory of Hawaii)
Robert E. Van Dyke, Honolulu
Private Collection, East Coast
Queen Consort Emma Kalanikaumakaamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke of Hawaiʻi (1836 1885) was queen consort of King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863. She ran for ruling monarch against King David Kalākaua but was defeated.