This is the art work that was used for an old dinner menu from the S.S. Lurline Matson Lines. The art was done by E.Savage and is apparently titled Hawaii’s Decisive Hour. It is a colorful depiction of the day on which Hawaiian President Dole accepted the resolution for the annexation of Hawaii to the United States. This was one of many stock images that was used in an alternating fashion to print the daily menu. This design was used in the late 1940’s but this particular sheet was never printed with a menu so it has never been folded. Apparently, the designs were so popular that you could order them and the cruise ship would have them shipped to your home to await your arrival. On the back is information about the cover painting.
It measures about 13 11/16” by 21” and is in nice condition with minimal edge and corner wear and age discoloration.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Vintage 1940's Matson Lines Menu Cover Artwork Print – Annexation of Hawaii Depiction