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"V For Victory" sticker


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

This paper sticker, sold as part of a souvenir set with Hawaiian motifs, uses a very common symbol of World War II: “V for Victory”. This had first been popularized by Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, who was often photographed holding his fingers up in a V shape. The 3 dots and the longer line above the word “Hawaii” on this sticker stand for the letter V in Morse Code, which used what were called “dots” and “dashes” like these to transmit messages

Collection: Memorabilia
Call Number: MS Memorabilia Box 3.6
Location: Bishop Museum Archives