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Stevenson Family with Kalakaua at a luau

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Stevenson Family with Kalakaua at a luau

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A Hawaiian feast is laid out on the floor of a house. King Kalakaua is sitting wearing a black bow tie, dark jacket and white trousers. He has a flower garland round his neck. To his right sits Belle Strong and to his left Margaret Stevenson sits in a wicker rocking chair. Mrs Stevenson has a dark dress, white cap and a floral garland. Fanny Stevenson is stretched out on the floor in front of them, talking to a mustached man. Wooden doors and a sideboard can be seen in the background as well as a maid standing with a large fan.

Lloyd Osbourne (1868–1947) was born in San Francisco, California on April 7, 1868, Samuel Lloyd Osbourne was the first son of Fanny and Samuel Osbourne and spent his youth growing up in Oakland. At the age of seven, Sammy (as he was then known) and his traveled to Europe with his mother, sister, and younger brother, eventually settling in Paris. After the death of his younger brother, Hervey, in 1876 the family moved to Grez-sur-Loing where they met Robert Louis Stevenson (whom he nicknamed “Luly”).

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