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This photographic negative of a docked boat was taken in Beach Haven, New Jersey. The image is undated, but was possibly created roughly around the year 1915. It part of Hagley Library's collection of Frank E. Schoonover negatives (Accession 2017.239).
Schoonover, a prolific commercial illustrator and artist, was also an avid photographer whose many photographs were frequently taken for use as source material for his artwork. While the collection contains many quiet, atmospheric landscapes like this one, he was better known for his illustrations of grand adventures and larger than life figures, and he maintained that artists’ output should be informed by lived experience.Read more...
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