Publication: Matson Navigation Company, 1939, San Francisco
Three S.S. Lurline Dinner, Wines, Monday, May 15, 1939; June 18, 1939; June 19, 1939. First edition thus. Each menu measures 8 3/4/" x 12." Each menu with pp, all printed on thick paper stock, with menus having black ruled borders. Vivid lithograph Art Deco cover art by Frank McIntosh, noted California Artist perhaps best known for his Art Deco style covers for Asia Magazine, and later for his shipping company Hawaiian menus. Menus from the library of Archibald Angus MacDonald, stepson of famed southern California oil man, William F. Byrne, as well as oil company, and drilling equipment owner and manager of MacDonald & Burns Oil Producers. The three S.S. Lurline Matson Line menus feature the evocative McIntosh cover art showing events at a Hawaiian luau, including the roast pig, hula dancing and bountiful tropical fruits. The S.S. Lurline, was the last of the four American-built Matson "White Fleet" ocean liners designed by William Francis Gibbs, and the third to bear the name for the line. Light soiling and with light wear to extremities. Near fine.
Inventory Number: 49886