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Postcard of U.S. soldier


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

Before the war, Hollywood movies, magazine articles, and radio shows had created a fantasy image of Hawaiʻi for people throughout the country. Men in the military were often disappointed to find that the Hawaiian Islands didn’t resemble what they’d expected when they arrived. Unlike the scene on this comic postcard, few men ever got close to a hula dancer.

Collection: Postcard Collection
Call Number: Military. War.
Artifact Number: SP_126175
Location: Bishop Museum Archives