S.S.MARIPOSA Menu 1968 Matson Lines Cruise Ship Fiji

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Vintage Matson Lines Ship Menu – 1968 – S.S. Mariposa

Art by Louis Macouillard

Measures approximately 12″ tall x 9″ wide when closed (See enlarged photos for condition).


Louis Macouillard

Louis Macouillard was born on September 8, 1913 in San Francisco, California. He graduated from San Francisco Polytechnic High School and the California Guild of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in 1934. After graduation, he continued his studies in New York City at the Art Students League of New York (ASL). Later on, he returned to San Francisco to work at the Velvetone Poster Company, as an art director.

He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. While serving in the Navy he produced many artworks showcasing his travels that he mailed to his fiancé, which were featured in a six-page spread and cover of the October 1943 issue of Life (magazine).

Macouillard’s designed two postage stamps, one of them being the commemorative 6¢ US postage stamp of Daniel Boone issued in September 1968.

In 1963 Macouillard designed a mosaic mural that adorns a mid-century modern bank at 300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, California. The mural was constructed by Alfonso Pardiñas of Byzantine Mosaics. It tells the story of A. P. Giannini, the founder of Bank of Italy, and features bold, bright colored and features childlike illustrations in five panels, 25-foot-high.

His work is featured in the permanent collection at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. One of his etchings is featured in a scrapbook collage by artist Xavier Martinez and is part of the permanent collection at the Oakland Museum of California.

Matson Lines

Among the “white ships of Matson” were Malolo (rechristened Matsonia), Lurline, Mariposa and Monterey. With the advent and expansion of routine air travel between the mainland and the islands, Matson’s passenger service was greatly diminished and the liners were eventually retired from trans-Pacific service and virtually gone by the end of the 1970s.




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