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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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souvenir menu mailer from Polynesia - Seattle, WA

Item added on January 1, 2007, 7:54 PM
Latest picture added on January 1, 2007, 8:04 PM

The Polynesia was open for 20 years, from 1961 to 1981, at Pier 51 on Seattle's waterfront. For an excellent post with more information on the Polynesia, read woofmutt's post on Tiki Central here.

This 1960's souvenir menu mailer is the first paper ephemera I've seen which shows an interior photo of the restaurant. Menus with the signature Marquesan shield logo are prominently featured in two photos, as well as a nice view of the restaurant interior with tapa carved beams, and spiral fireplace w/ lava rock reflecting pool.

1960's souvenir menu mailer, front cover
1960's souvenir menu mailer, illustration of building exterior
1960's souvenir menu mailer, back page
1960's souvenir menu mailer, restaurant interior photos
1960's souvenir menu mailer, closer view of restaurant interior
1960's souvenir menu mailer, inside page w/dinner & drinks
1960's souvenir menu mailer, drinks descriptions
1960's souvenir menu mailer, description from mailer page

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