Lucy the elephant

By Samuel Nelson 3B

History of Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant is on the outer islands of the Southern Jersey have lots of legends of chieftains fighting battles to the death of the sandy beaches, of the buried treasures beneath every dune, of whalers rushing for boats when the cry of "Thar she blows" echoed from lookout stations.'


Lucytheelephant.org,. "History 1: Elephant To Starboard". N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Feb. 2016.

Element of art project

The element of art that I used in my work is color. I organized this to achieve the principle of design, Unity. Unity is when you create a harmonious feeling by repeating an element throughout a work of art. I created this because I used a monochromatic color scheme in my artwork. I repeated the same color, but they had darker and lighter values.

Art and design

The man who made Lucy was a real estate developer named James V. Lafferty. He stated to make Lucy in 1881 with wood and tin sheeting and finished it in 1882. He mainly made as a gimmick to get people to get peoples attention. And eventually, a hotel business was built around Lucy. Which then brought a lot of people to stay and se Lucy.


Atlanticcitynj.com,. "Lucy The Elephant - Explore Attraction In Atlantic City". N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Feb. 2016.

Personal respones

The reason why this land mark attracted me, was because I saw it and I thought it was really funny. And when I started doing research about it I would out that it was really sort of interesting that a huge building of an elephant could be a land mark. Yes this land mark is sort of still relevant to are society because it is a great work of art and can put smiles on peoples faces when they look at this attraction. I think that it should still be standing because it is a attraction that people come to see but if it gets taken down people would be sad but not completely go insane about it.
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