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State Archives of Florida
Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida.
N2011- 7, Photographic collection, 1930s-1970s; Box 4
Artists' studios--Florida--Sarasota County--Sarasota
Material culture--Florida--Sarasota County--Sarasota
Christianity and the arts
Christian art and symbolism
Art and religion
Christianity and art
Human figure in art
Location: 30713, B.
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.
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 - Person
Subject - Corporate
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. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245443>, accessed 29 September 2022.
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Artist Ben Stahl in the studio with his paintings for his "Museum of the Cross" in Sarasota, Florida. 1966. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245443>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)