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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

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An online archive of my paper ephemera collection, Arkiva Tropika celebrates not just Polynesian Pop, but also the classic heyday of all tropical (& tropical themed) restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, cocktails, etc.

From Florida to Fiji, from Haiti to Hawaii, from Seattle to Samoa, Arkiva Tropika is about the classic island imagery of tourism. Created as a way to both share and organize my collection, it consists largely of menus, yet also includes postcards, photos, brochures, matchbooks, and other paper ephemera from tropical themed environments, which are mostly pre-1970.

Images of items in the collection are added here on a regular basis. To get started, do a search, select a tag, or just dive right in here with the most recent additions. Enjoy! -Mimi Payne

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December 23, 2010, 5:51 AM
1950's cocktail menu, front cover
cocktail menu from Lanai Room, La Playa Hotel - Carmel, CA
December 23, 2010, 5:49 AM
1950's cocktail menu, inside page
cocktail menu from Lanai Room, La Playa Hotel - Carmel, CA
December 6, 2010, 5:52 AM
1960's matchcover, front
matchcover from Popo's Coffee Shop - Honolulu, HI
December 6, 2010, 5:50 AM
1960's matchcover, back
matchcover from Popo's Coffee Shop - Honolulu, HI
November 28, 2010, 8:19 AM
1958 souvenir photo folder, front cover
souvenir photo folder from S.S. Leilani Cruise Line
November 25, 2010, 7:52 AM
1960's cocktail menu, front cover
cocktail menu from Tapa Room, Royal Towers Hotel-New Westminster
November 21, 2010, 3:05 PM
1940's-1950's souvenir cocktail menu mailer, front
souvenir cocktail menu mailer from Waikiki - San Francisco, CA
November 21, 2010, 3:04 PM
1940's-1950's souvenir cocktail menu mailer, back
souvenir cocktail menu mailer from Waikiki - San Francisco, CA
November 18, 2010, 6:09 AM
1970's dinner menu, front cover
dinner menu from Kuilima Resort - Oahu, Hawaii
November 14, 2010, 2:55 PM
1942 Coconga cocktail recipe card, front cover
Coconga cocktail drink recipe card from Ronrico Rum - San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 14, 2010, 2:53 PM
1942 Coconga cocktail recipe card, inside page 1
Coconga cocktail drink recipe card from Ronrico Rum - San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 14, 2010, 2:51 PM
1942 Coconga cocktail recipe card, inside page 2
Coconga cocktail drink recipe card from Ronrico Rum - San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 13, 2010, 4:15 PM
1957 cocktail menu, front cover
cocktail menu from Bali Bali - Chicago, IL
November 11, 2010, 6:12 AM
1960's dinner menu, front cover
dinner menu from Makahiki, Hilton Hawaiian Village-Waikiki, HI
November 7, 2010, 5:49 PM
1930's matchcover, front
matchcover from Club Royal Hawaiian - San Francisco, CA

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