View of lava flow from the eruption of 1881. Hawaii (island), Hawaii, from a Travel Photograph Album (Views of Hawaii and Japan)

Unknown American, American


about 1894

Albumen print adhered to album page

Overall: 10 13/16 × 14 3/16 × 2 3/8 in. (27.5 × 36 × 6 cm)

Sheet: 4 5/8 × 7 1/2 in. (11.7 × 19 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Handwritten caption, below photograph, in ink: Lava flow of 1881 – came within one mile of Hilo – H.I. / Stopped by the Queen ("Ruth") throwing in a fat pig.

Course History

On Qua,

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020


Possibly collected by Leila Price Pettengill (1887-1977) [wife of Admiral George Tilford Pettengill Jr. (1877-1959), Class of 1932P and 1937P], Washington, D.C.; possibly given to present collection, 1959; catalgoued in 2014.

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