Vintage 1940's Aloha Cafe Tijuana, Mexico Souvenir Photo Holder - Rare Restaurant Memorabilia
Come dressed as you are, no high jinks here... (the motto of the Aloha Cafe)
In the 1940's if you wanted to enjoy a night of dancing and tequila in Tijuana, Mexico you'd head to the Aloha Cafe. A legendary social spot for almost 100 years, the Aloha opened in 1928, servicing the Prohibition crowd from the U.S. and sailors come to port. Originally it featured amateur boxing as it source of entertainment but then turned to dancing, featuring classic romantic dance numbers from Old Mexico and the popular Aloha girls, swaying and sashaying their way around the room to the music of the tropics.
A popular spot for tourists throughout the 20th century, the club grew and evolved with the times in both good and bad ways. As the century reached its final decades it operated as a strip club and an exotic dance hall. In 2011, the Aloha burned down thus ending a legendary bar and restaurant experience. The building's marquee however survived, and can still be seen on the front of the building to this day - a symbol of Mexican history and a physical reminder of Tijuana's once bustling, enterprising nightlife.
This souvenir photo holder is from the Aloha's halycon days, the 1940's, when it was known for its wide range of cocktails, including seven different types of tequila drinks, exotic entertainment and exciting nightlife. Now it makes lovely framed art above your bar cart or could even act as a fun menu holder for your next tiki party!
- 1940's photo holder
- Made of card stock
- Bright, crisp and clear graphics
Clean and bright, this paper holder is in great shape, especially considering it is almost 80 years old. There is some very light paper surface chipping due to age near the tops of the palm tree and a few wrinkles in the bottom corner. Please see photos.
Measures 8.25" inches (length) x 7" inches (width)