Hawaiian Newspaper (125440)

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An 1898 edition of The Commercial Advertiser, The Boys in Blue Edition Third Expedition. This is four pages, is 23" by 16" and has woodcut illustration of Honolulu on masthead. Printed in six columns on fading pink paper. This is a rare surviving example of split fountain printing, where the top of the page is flag red, graduating to salmon pink, then lilac, then blending to sky blue and, at the lower portion, darker ocean blue.
Featured stories include the arrival of Major Genl. Merritt, Commander of the Philippines. There's also an article that calls for Annexation a theme that went through previous and future issues.
There are tears and a missing 2.5"x 3.25" section missing from both leaves. There is the expected brown age toning. Please see photos for more detail and condition.

Date: July 13, 1898
Country (if not USA):
State: Hawaii
City: Honolulu