Close-up view showing a statue in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Close-up view showing a statue in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245270
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Title

  • Close-up view showing a statue in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Image Number

  • JJS0320

Year

  • 1955

Series Title

General Note

  • Representing the consummation of an ideal, there had been built by Mr. and Mrs. John Ringling one of the largest Art Museums in the U. S. The building has 22 side lighted galleries from 40 to 110 ft. long. For the most part the 450 original paintings from every important school from the 13th century to the 19th hang in separate period rooms. 76 life size statues overlook the garden or patio.

    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 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Close-up view showing a statue in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
Close-up view showing a statue in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

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