King of Hawaii (1836–1891) who was elected to the vacant throne in 1874 by a legislature that had been convened for the purpose. Kalakaua almost single-handedly restored many of the nearly extinct cultural traditions of the Hawaiian people. Ink signature, “Kalakaua R,” on an off-white 3 x 1.75 card. In fine condition, with a subtle vertical surface impression. RR Auction COA.