1900 Duke Kahanamoku Portrait Photo - Vintage Hawaiian Surfer & Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku Poster Wall Art
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HISTORIC PHOTO REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1900 Duke Kahanamoku Photo Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order photos are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic photo is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage photos look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality photo print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper photos. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality photo paper and ink. Our professional’s choice semi-gloss paper displays images beautifully.
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1900 Photo of Duke Kahanamoku Wall Art. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
READY TO FRAME: This unframed print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our photos are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each photo is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the printed photo.
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Taken by the so-called "father of foreign photographic news," George Grantham Bain, this picture of Duke Kahanamoku captures the iconic Hawaiian ambassador of surfing and swimming in a unique moment of formality. Most depictions of Duke illustrate him in his element, either swimming or standing in front of his classic wooden surfboard. Kahanamoku brought the Sport of Kings, surfing, around the globe as he traveled for competition in the Olympics. He won gold in swimming in 1912 and 1920 and earned a silver medal in his final Olympic appearance in 1924. His influence and legacy are memorialized with statues across the globe.
Bain was one of the most prolific photographers and has a dedicated collection in the Library of Congress which contains 40,000 negatives and 50,000 photographs from his career, with the oldest dating to the 1860s and as recently as the 1930s. His photographs illustrate the significant cultural changes that occurred during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. This vintage photo of Kahanamoku illustrates his dynamic character.
In 1925 Duke lived in Newport Beach, CA, and worked as a lifeguard where he heroically saved eight sailors from a capsized ship with his surfboard, a revolutionary act that would make a paddle board an essential piece of equipment for lifeguards across the globe. This vintage photograph is truly a piece of American and Hawaiian history that depicts Duke during his early years of success.
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