Alfred Shaheen: Pioneer of the Hawaiian Shirt

Tourists enjoy everything Honolulu has to offer on the beach-side walks in 1954
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Pacific Paradise
In the 1950's, faster jet travel contributed to a massive rise in the number of visitors to Hawaii. Originally regarded as tacky souvenirs, Hawaiian shirts in Shaheen's hands were raised to the level of high fashion with artistic prints, high-grade materials and quality construction.

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