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" Pipe Smoking Sailor Buddies in Hawaii " 

Photo courtesy of “Collection of David Claudon”

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" Someone’s In Love !! " 

(Reblogged from joshuafountain)


" Double Trouble "


c. 1940s

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" Mermaid Kariel "  …  Hawaii …


Happy Birthday Hawaii

Aloha!  Today is Hawaiian Statehood Day, when Hawaii’s admission as the 50th state occurred on August 21, 1959.  Here’s a brief history lesson: In 1898 the United States annexed Hawaii as one of its spoils from its victory in the Spanish-American war.  The United States had a vested interest in the islands for some time, coveting its strategic placement as a navy base.  During World War II, Oahu served as a command post for US operations in the Pacific, as large portions of the region were turned over to US military bases. After the war, two-thirds of the residents favored statehood.  However, resistance to Hawaiian statehood was plentiful, particularly in the segregated south.  A primary election took place in Hawaii on June 27, 1959, and various statehood propositions received many votes on that day. Following the certification of the election results, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation on August 21, 1959, declaring Hawaii to be the 50th state.

-Wendy Jimenez, Archival Fellow

Top: Brochure from the World’s Fair Collection at the Queens Museum. Gift of Michael Shernoff, 1988.89.44WF64.

Bottom: Photo from the World’s Fair Collection at the Queens Museum. Gift of Peter Warner.

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" The Reversal of ‘A Girl in Every Port’ Is ‘A Sailor from Every Ship’ !! "  …  Vintage Studio Portrait, 1940’s

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" Hawaii "   …  Vintage Pan Am Advertising

(Source: bohemianpuna)

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" Matsonia "  …  Matson Line to Hawaii [Circa 1950]

(Source: postcardshow)

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" Sailor kissing a girl at a Navy luau, Hawaii, 1945 “  …  Photographer:  Eliot Elisofon

Sailor kissing a girl at a Navy luau, Hawaii, 1945 “  …  Photographer:  Eliot Elisofon


" SS Mariposa — SS Monterey "  …  Vintage Matson Lines Postcard

(Source: Flickr / totallymystified)

" UAL — Hawaii "  …  Vintage Travel Poster


(Reblogged from kajuraho)

Pan-American Airways  helped ASTORIA Sailors and Marines keep in touch with relatives after the ship relocated to Hawaii. In addition to passengers, the Pan-Am clippers carried Air Mail to the mainland.
-photo from Brent Jones collection


(Reblogged from mermaids-101)
" Hawaii — United "  …  Travel Poster [Circa 1960]

" Hawaii — United "  …  Travel Poster [Circa 1960]