Last Trip of the New Castle Ferry
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Date: 1951
Size: 12″H x 18″W
Medium: watercolor-on-paper
Subject: New Castle ferry
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 1911
Exhibitions: 1968 Clubhouse; 2000 Biggs
Comments: TP 3/01; slide; index; edit
Commentary: Before the Delaware Memorial Bridge was built to connect southern New Jersey with Delaware at New Castle, the New Castle ferry transported cars and people across the Delaware River. Schoonover rendered several watercolor easel paintings from various points along the Delaware side of the river. Though signed ‘1911’ this work was in all likelihood painted in 1951, the year of the last ferry ride across the river.
Provenance: Given by artist to private collection