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Image of Lucy the Elephant (1) - 07/24/1926

Lucy the Elephant (1) - 07/24/1926

This is a front view of Lucy the Elephant. You can see cars parked in front and to the side and a building in the background. Wade labelled the negative sleeve "Elephant hotel at Ventnor, NJ", but townlines and Lucy herself have moved and she is now in Margate, NJ. In 1926, the building behind Lucy (Lucy's website refers to it as the "Turkish Pavilion") was used as a hotel since it was during Prohibition. Before and after Prohibition, the building was used as a saloon/bar. Lucy the Elephant is listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks. Lucy is a six-story elephant with a howdah on her back built in 1881 and is an example of zoomorphic architecture. This p

Image of Lucy the Elephant (2) - 07/24/1926

Lucy the Elephant (2) - 07/24/1926

This is a side view of Lucy the Elephant, a tourist attraction, that can still be visited today. Lucy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lucy is a six-story elephant with a howdah on her back built in 1881 and is an example of zoomorphic architecture. This photo shows the original howdah (platform on her back). A storm in 1929 tore it off and it was replaced with a less ornate model. You can see cars parked in front and to the side and a building in the background. The signs in the right corner of the photo say "Camping Here" and "Now open for view." Wade labelled the negative sleeve "Elephant hotel at Ventnor, NJ," but town lines and Lucy herself have move