Cover of SS President Lincoln dinner menu • May 23, 1933
The Dollar Steamship Co. later changed its name to the American President Lines, which was sensible since all its ships were named after presidents.This company’s vessels traveled between the USA and Japan.
This menu, with its female surfer with a crude Diamond Head behind her, was used the night before the ship docked in Honolulu on a one-day stop in a trip all the way across the Pacific.
For passengers who were not disembarking in Honolulu, a rushed tour could be arranged which would naturally include a visit to Waikiki to see real-life surfers. The ship would arrive in the morning and sail at about 6 pm, so there was not time to do much on O'ahu for those were continuing on.