This is the Picture of Duke Kahanamoku Atop a Surfboard, For Advertising Washington’s Day.
FEB 18 to 21 1914
CHAMPION SWIMMER OF THE WORLD
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ENGRAVED AND PRINTED BY HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO., LTD., HONOLULU.
To advertise the celebration of the birth of Washington, in the coming month of February, the Promotion Committee has chosen the picture of Duke Kahanamoku, the swimming champion of the world, standing atop of his surfboard, as a picture to send all over the world as advertisement to benefit this Territory.
This newspaper company received the contract to create and print some thousands of these illustrations, to be sent all over, and posted at places where crowds assemble; it was finished a month before the date of completion as set in the contract.
This image of Duke Kahanamoku is done in multiple colors, under the direction of the art department of this publishing company.
(Kuokoa, 10/3/1913, p. 5)