Lucy the Elephant and the Steel Pier. Two NJ Landmarks !!

This original acrylic on canvas painting 16″ x 30″  is available now at the Artful Deposit Gallery. 609-298-6970.  https://thomaskelly.net/2017/04/15/lucy-the-elephant-and-the-steel-pier/lucy-the-elelphant-steel-pier-18×30/

Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, two miles (3.2 km) south of Atlantic City. Originally named Elephant Bazaar, Lucy was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists. Today, Lucy is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America.

The Steel Pier is a 1,000-foot-long (300 m) amusement pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Begun in 1898, it has been one of the most popular entertainment venues in the United States for the first seven decades of the twentieth century, with concerts, exhibits, and an amusement park. It billed itself as the Showplace of the Nation and at its peak measured 2,298 feet (700 m).

Lucy the Elephant and the Steel Pier 16″ x 30″

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