Duke Kahanamoku, a full-blooded Hawaiian and descendent of Hawaiian nobility, first emerged on the world stage at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, winning a gold medal for the U.S. in the 100 meter, in record time. Winning a Gold again in '20 and Silver in '24. Renowned not only for his athletic prowess but for his grace, humility and good sportsmanship, he became a living symbol of Hawaiian hospitality and Hawaii's ambassador of Aloha to the world. He is revered worldwide as the "Father of International surfing." On August 24, 2002 after 30 years of community support and lobbying to the U.S. Postal Service, the people of Hawaii and the people of the world now have a stamp honoring Duke and his legacy.
This "Legends Collectors Edition on Canvas" has many famous signatures from this day (Dukes Birthday, August 24th. 2002 at: Dukes Restaurant at the Outrigger Waikiki. This was a magical day celebrating Dukes Birthday and his picture on the U.S. Stamp.
Many original Beach Boys from the early days in Waikiki to present day celebrated this special day. Some of the signatures on this Collectors Edition include: Buffalo Keaulana, Rabbit Kekai, Joey Cabell, Duke's great grandchildren; Kai and Kory Kahanamoku, Pam Anderson, Hokulea Dukie, and other legendary Waikiki Beach Boys. This special Art piece also has the 2002 Commemoritive Duke Kahanamoku Stamp on the Canvas Stamped by the Honolulu Post Office with the August 24, 2002 postmark to insure it's place in history.