I know not where his islands lift…

PhotographerA.R. Gurrey Jr.

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver

VolumeIdyls of Hawaii

AtelierGurrey's Ltd. (Honolulu)


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Hawaii, Landscape, Lake, Landscape, Mountains, Monograms, Reflections


Image Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Support Dimensions: 25.0 x 19.8 cm

Associated Blog Posts:

The Idea of Hawaii

The following lines in calligraphic script by A.R. Gurrey Jr. are included as a photo-transfer to the leaf:


I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air,
I only know, I can not drift
Beyond His love and care.


These lines are from a later stanza of the poem The Eternal Goodness by American poet John Greenleaf Whittier.  (1807-1892)


-See variant of this image: Coral Gardens, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, c.1915  from the Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art.

I know not where his islands lift…