Duke P. Kahanamoku (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.


Duke P. Kahanamoku


[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).






Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print


General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.10653


Call Number: LC-B2- 2427-11



  • EspressoBuzz 7y

  • blaneyphoto. 7y

    This is a fantastic addition!
  • Steven Mandzik 7y

    dude this guy is so cool, his athleticism is practically legendary. There is a statue of him in huntington beach, ca
  • Fianna 7y

    The Duke. Father of modern day surfing. Rode waves for 2 miles off Waikiki in the early 1900's.
  • BobMeade 7y

    There is also a statue of the Duke at Freshwater Beach, Sydney, Australia near where he introduced surfboard riding to Australia.

    Great photo!
  • Walter Gates 7y

    The best statue of him is at Waikiki Beach.
  • BobMeade 7y

    The Waikiki statue is a fine one, but see what you think if you compare it to the Fresshwater statue, Jason. Here's a good view:

    Duke2 by Wardy_

    And here with human scale:
    The Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue by Robert Fischer
  • Nathan French 6y

    Great shot of a Legend!
  • billsoPHOTO 6y

    Nice shot... and he was swimming, too.
  • delphinefm 5y

    i love Duke! He is the only surfer to be placed on a postage stamp.
  • hmm interesting1 4y

    nice pic of Duke wish there were more
  • Matthew Stotts 2y

    search "surfing" and you get the one of him in a wool overcoat with some other guys
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