Exhibitions

American ships dominated trade with Hawaii and the difference in ambience was as stark as that between the conditions of the North Atlantic and central Pacific. The menu cover and pas-senger list [87-88] were issued aboard the Matson Line’s Lurline a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The shipboard newspaper, “The Matson Wireless,” featured a range of items culled from radio transmissions, but gave no hint that the United States would soon be plunged into World War II.

86. Maston Line

“Aloha” menu cover for the Matson Line’s Lurline, Nov. 11, 1941.
30.5 × 44.5 cm.
Morse Collection, 1216

2001216.0002
87. Matson Line

S.S. Lurline First Class Souvenir Passenger List, Nov. 7, 1941.
26 × 42.5 cm.
Morse Collection, 1215

2001215.0002
88. Matson Line

“Matson Line Wireless,” Nov. 9, 1941.
30.5 × 46 cm.
Morse Collection, 1214

2001214.0001