Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, 1900-1902.

Before color film was sold for amateur use starting in the 1930s, the only color pictures most people possessed were black & white prints which had been hand-painted, like this one. The results could vary from very finely-detailed and realistic, to lurid and splotchy. This particular photo is also of the panoramic format, which required special film and cameras, and was used most often for landscapes like this, or to commemorate large groups of people attending funerals or other events.

(Melvin Vaniman, Bishop Museum Archives; SP 205287)