Favilla Ukuleles: From left to right: 1.) an early uke, 1890 to 1919 (1890 to about 1910 if label reads "marca aquila"; 1915 to 1919 if label reads "Favilla Bros." 2.) A late teens or early 1920's model U2. 3.) 1920's teardrop uke. 4.) Model U-2, probably 1930's to 1940's. 5.) Model U3, late 1960's. 6.) Model U3, late 1950's to early 1960's.
James A. Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work.