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State Archives of Florida
View showing the Sarasota Sun-Debs during a training session at Lido Beach, Florida.
N2011- 7, Photographic collection, 1930s-1970s; Box 2
Beaches--Florida--Sarasota County--Lido Key
Associations, institutions, etc--Florida--Sarasota County--Lido Key
Young women--Societies and clubs
Etiquette--Study and teaching
Young women--Conduct of life
Etiquette for young women
Young women--Florida--Sarasota County--Lido Key
Location: 30713, B.
Original Sun Debs organized in 1949. Girls participating were used in beach pictures distributed locally & nationally. All of the girls received basic modeling training.
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.
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing the Sarasota Sun-Debs during a training session at Lido Beach, Florida. 1949 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245233>, accessed 24 June 2022.
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing the Sarasota Sun-Debs during a training session at Lido Beach, Florida. 1949 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245233>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)