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William H. Willcox : Atlantic City
William H. Willcox (Atlantic City)

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Artist: William H. Willcox
Title: Atlantic City
Media: Oil on canvas, 17 1/4 32 1/4 inches
Description: Signed at lower left: “W. H. Willcox”

This undated view of Atlantic City exemplifies Willcox’s penchant for panoramic landscapes. The famous Absecon Lighthouse breaks the horizon line at the left. The structure was built by the Army Corps of Engineers between 1855 and 1857. Rising to a height of 171 feet, it is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the United States. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1933, placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 1970, and the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Absecon Lighthouse remains one of Atlantic City’s most distinctive landmarks and popular tourist attractions.

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Inventory: RS 2817
  
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