Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2018 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 22, 2018 07:00 PM HST

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Matson Memorabilia

Item Number
411
Estimated Value
$30 USD
Sold
$45 USD to ms96244da
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

Matson’s famed “White Ships” were instrumental in the development of tourism in Hawaii and the South Pacific. Beginning in 1927, with the construction of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Matson’s Waikiki hotels provided tourists with luxury accommodations both ashore and afloat. In order to generate excitement and allure for Hawaii as a world class tourist destination, Matson developed an ambitious and enduring advertising campaign that involved the creative efforts of famous photographers such as Edward Steichen and Anton Bruehl. In addition, Matson commissioned artists to design memorable keepsake menus for the voyages, as well as during their stay at the Royal Hawaiian. The Matson artwork created by Frank McIntosh, Eugene Savage, John Kelly and Louis Macouillard continues to be popular today.

The cutting board features Frank McIntosh artwork, while the platter features an illustration of the S.S. Lurline. 

 

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