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State Archives of Florida
Sarasota Sun-Debs beauty contest at Lido Beach, Florida.
N2011- 7, Photographic collection, 1930s-1970s; Box 4
The 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. Sarasota Sun-Debs beauty contest at Lido Beach, Florida. 1953. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245475>, accessed 29 September 2023.
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Sarasota Sun-Debs beauty contest at Lido Beach, Florida. 1953. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245475>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)