Photograph of window display of one of the Watumull stores. Image credited to Salart Studios.
Photograph of J.D. Watumull, the son of Gulab Watumull, in front of a Watumull's store. Photo credited to Hawaii Newspaper Agency, and dated June 19, 1985.
Photography of Gulab Watumull speaking with customers. Photo credited to Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
East India Store window decorated for Indian independence
Storefront of the East India Store (Waikiki Branch) decorated for the occasion of India's independence. A sign reads "To Celebrate India's Independence, August 15, 1947 - Friday, The Watumull Store Extends Open House." Photo credited to Salart Studios.
Watumull's Advertisement (1987)
An advertisement for Watamull's from the February 17, 1987 issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin coinciding with the centennial of the 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii, the "Year of the Hawaiian" as the advertisement describes it.
"East India Store Section," Honolulu Advertiser (1937)
Four-page advertisement insert from the June 3, 1937 edition of the Honolulu Advertiser, marking the opening of the Watumull Building on 1162 Fort Street. Includes several short articles about G.J. Watumull and J. Watumull, advertisements for the stores, products, and boutiques housed in the building, as well as photographs of the East India Store interior and its employees.
Watumull's 100 Years (1914-2014)
The son of a brick contractor in Hyderabad, Sindh, Jhamandas Watumull first migrated to Manila, Philippines after an accident left his father significantly debilitated. Jhamandas stayed with an older brother and worked in Manila's textile mills, before starting a retail business that specialized in imports from the Orient.