View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida.

View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida.


Image Number

  • JJS0651

Year

  • 1942

Date Note

  • Photographed in April 1942.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Great Wallendas were noted throughout Europe for their four-man pyramid and cycling on the high wire. The act moved to the United States in 1928 and began an association with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus.
  • Participants identified as Henrietta, Henry & Philip.

Rights

    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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View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida.
View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida. 1942. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245620>, accessed 21 October 2017.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida. 1942. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Oct. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245620>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)