View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act in Sarasota, Florida.

View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act in Sarasota, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/245696
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Title

  • View showing members of the Flying Wallendas daredevil circus act in Sarasota, Florida.

Image Number

  • JJS0683

Year

  • 1964

Series Title

General Note

  • L-R: Richard Guzman (Carla's husband), Raymond Chitty, Karl Wallenda and Carla Wallenda.
  • 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.

    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.

Title of Work

  • The Circus Comes Home

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 in Sarasota, Florida.
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