Portrait of Ringling Circus employee John Murray Anderson.

Portrait of Ringling Circus employee John Murray Anderson.


Image Number

  • JJS0040

Year

  • 1947

Date Note

  • Photographed on March 27, 1947.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "Director of the circus numbers arrangements".

Rights

    Biography Note

  • John Murray Anderson (September 20, 1886 - January 30, 1954) was a theatre director and producer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and lighting designer. He worked for Ringling Brothers Circus from 1942-1951 and directed circus sequences for the film The Greatest Show on Earth.

  • Biography Note

  • Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Collier's, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as "an American social history," which documented diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Sarasota, Florida in 1941.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Portrait of Ringling Circus employee John Murray Anderson.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Portrait of Ringling Circus employee John Murray Anderson. 1947. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245061>, accessed 21 September 2018.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Portrait of Ringling Circus employee John Murray Anderson. 1947. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245061>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)