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Free Art Download Frank J Hecker

Free Art Download: The Launch of the Steamship “Frank J. Hecker,” St. Clair, Michigan – 1905

Swap the old Fight Club poster on your wall for a piece of beautiful history.

 
This majestic photo captures the inaugural sendoff of the steamship Frank J. Hecker in St. Clair, Michigan during the fall of 1905. Big waves, a proud flag, and excited onlookers create an inspiring photo that conjures up all kinds of stories behind it.

The Hecker was a cargo ship used for many things for over 55 years, including automobiles when it was converted in 1954. Unfortunately the steamer found its final resting place northwest of Azores in the Atlantic ocean when it sank in 1961 while being towed to shipbreakers in Italy.

The image is designed to be printed to fit a 11×14 frame or smaller, with a white matte border built in.

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To download, click on the link above in the desired size, then click on “File” and “Download”.Follow the instructions on the Hemingway post.

This black frame was purchased at Wal-Mart for $5 near the photo section.If you make one, I’d love to see it!

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Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page.

 
  • http://www.bdgamers.net Rajiv Ashrafi

    That’s a brilliant photo! Thanks for sharing a high-res copy.

  • Ron Macoon

    I look forward to the day, after years of getting compliments, that a fellow primer reader enters my apartment and calls me out on decorating almost exclusively from these awesome downloads

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Haha, I get that now! When my friends come over they’re like, “Oh yeah, saw that on Primer, yep that too.”

  • Zac

    Where do you get ideas for these photos? I’d love to start digging up my own.

    • SW

      I believe he got this particular photo from the Library of Congress, but he did a nice job cropping it and sharpening the image. Makes a noticeable difference in my opinion. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994011615/PP/ In general, the library of congress has some really awesome pictures, but it takes a little time to sift through. A more curated website of crazy, cool old pics is retronaut.com

  • John William DeRienzo

    Love this photo. One word: Epic.

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