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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 from Coral Reef - Sacramento, CA

Item added on July 23, 2009, 9:50 AM
Latest picture added on July 23, 2009, 9:58 AM

The Coral Reef was located at 2795 Fulton Ave. in Sacramento. From the back of the menu :

The Coral Reef's interior is the product of several years of collecting, to give you the most authentic atmosphere possible of a beachcomber's shack in Tahiti or Pago Pago. We did the decor ourselves with the help of a group of G.I.s. Many of the items you see here were brought in by the crews of overseas airlines... others were found in old warehouses along the San Francisco waterfront... They were added to an even older collection started long before World War II.

1960's souvenir dinner menu, front cover
1960's souvenir dinner menu, back cover

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