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1945 H.R.T Honolulu

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"A Map and Bus Guide of Honolulu"

Published by USO of Hawaii, 1945

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

Published during World War II, the detailed "A Map and Bus Guide of Honolulu" was issued by the USO for the service men and women living on Oahu.

Of special interest is an image in the upper left corner showing a ship, a bus and a truck, displaying the message: "Your Silver Fleet is Doing "Heavy" Duty! HRT needs your cooperation! If your work does not require your using the buses during the heavy rush hours, please delay your trip so that the more urgently needed war worker may reach his work bench on time."

In the lower left corner is a listing of the twenty-one different rapid transit lines serving the city.

The map was made by James B. Mann, Civil Engineer and Surveyor.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.