Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida.

Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida.


Image Number

  • JJS0522

Year

  • 1966

Date Note

  • Photographed on May 5, 1966.

Series Title

General Note

  • Shown with a few of the 14 paintings for his Sarasota Museum of the Cross (later opened in November 1966). The museum would be broken into on April 16, 1969 and the paintings stolen. The robbery would be called "The second largest art theft of the decade" with the value estimated at $1.5 million.

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    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 - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida.
Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida. 1966. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245440>, accessed 20 October 2018.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida. 1966. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Oct. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245440>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)