We've received a number of compliments on our earlier post about the play, Bird of Paradise, and its role in popularizing Hawaiiana and the ukulele in the US. Thanks, everyone. I'll add more info as I have a moment.
I've located contact sheets of photos from the original Broadway production in the New York Public Library Digital Library Collection. Unfortunately, the images appear to be viewable only through an odd photo viewer applet, so I'm not sure if it's possible to view entire contact sheet files at full resolution. If some kind geek out there can figure out how to snag the images and post them to flickr, the uke world would be forever grateful! Link