Old ocean singing a psalm of of delight...

PhotographerA.R. Gurrey Jr.

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver

VolumeIdyls of Hawaii

AtelierGurrey's Ltd. (Honolulu)


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Hawaii, Marine, Oceans, Skies


Image Dimensions: 7.8 x 11.5 cm
Support Dimensions: 25.0 x 19.8 cm

Associated Blog Posts:

The Idea of Hawaii

Diamond Head can be seen in silhouette on horizon at center of frame.


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


Old ocean singing a psalm of delight
As the dawn comes swiftly out of the night
Rousing the waves to wildest glee
As she flashes her light on the surf of the sea-
Wildest glee-at the foot of Diamond Head
In the glorious morning light.

Anna Cate Dole.    

These lines from Dole’s “A Psalm for Hawaii” are a continuation from the poems first stanza; the entire poem published on the front page of the Honolulu Sunday Advertiser: Feb. 21, 1909.


Anna Cate Dole, (1841-1918) born Anna Prentice Cate, was married to Sanford B. Dole, (1844-1926) who was the only President of the Republic of Hawaii (1894-1900) as well as the first Governor of the U.S. Territory of Hawaii from 1900-1903.


print details recto: copy photograph with slight black border signed with A.R. Gurrey. Jr. monogram at lower left corner

Old ocean singing a psalm of of delight...