(Menu - Hawaiiana) S.S. Mariposa. Luau
12x8.75", 2 pp. Artwork by Frank Macintosh of three Hawaiian women preparing a luau feast, one holding a bowl of poi, two wrapping a suckling pig in banana leaves. [Honolulu: Matson Lines]: April 5, 1937. Photo of the ship laid-in loose.
Frank Macintosh was commissioned by the Matson Line in the 1930's to make a series of menu covers promoting Hawaii as a destination. His work is reminiscent of Diego Rivera's and other Mexican muralists of the time, though his subject was Hawaiian women, flowers, fish, and other island specialties. His work is highly collectible as ocean liner memorabilia and as Hawaiiana. This particular menu features Hawaiian fare such as tiki toheroa soup, fried filet of Terakihi, and iced guava nectar. Foxing to interior and extremities, not affecting image, else very good and bright.