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Frank Earle Schoonover : Beach Haven, New Jersey
Frank Earle Schoonover (Beach Haven, New Jersey)

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Artist: Frank Earle Schoonover
Title: Beach Haven, New Jersey
Year: 1912
Media: Oil on board 5 1/4 × 8 1/2 inches
Description: Inscribed on verso: (in pencil) “Beach Haven/1912”; (in ink) “James F. CARR/41 5th Av/NY NY 10003”
Estate stamp on verso: “Frank E. Schoonover”
Stamp (supplier) on verso: “HARRY YERGER/419 Shipley St./Wilmington Del./[illegible]/PICTURES, PICTURE FRAMES, and Artist Materials.”

Although Schoonover was first and foremost an illustrator, he began to paint landscapes and easel paintings in 1937, usually of the Brandywine and upper Delaware River Valleys. This 1912 landscape represents sand dunes in Beach Haven, a town on Long Beach Island. Beach Haven became a popular resort after Archibald Pharo of Tuckerton decided to build a boarding house there in 1872. His daughter named the town, although others wanted to call it “Beach Heaven.” A new form of fishing called surf casting was introduced in Beach Haven in 1907, when a couple dressed in bathing suits waded into the surf and caught a twenty-pound channel bass.1

Notes

1. Harold F. Wilson, The Jersey Shore: A Social and Economic History of the Counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1953), vol. 2, pp. 946–47.


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