Diamond Head View P/M 1948 HONOLULU, HAWAII
This is a 1948 Honolulu, Hawaii Post mark on a vintage colored post card of a view of the magnificent Diamond Head-landmark of Honolulu from the lawn of one of Waikiki's famost hotels.
Background: Diamond Head is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi, most likely from lae 'browridge, promontory' plus ʻahi 'tuna' because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna's dorsal fin. Its English name was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who mistook calcite crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds.
Dimension: 5.5" x 3.2"