Humorous composite photograph showing Jean Younkers holding a laundry basket with an elephant in it.

Humorous composite photograph showing Jean Younkers holding a laundry basket with an elephant in it.


Image Number

  • JJS0707

Year

  • 1951

Series Title

General Note

  • One of Joe's cleverly constructed paste-ups. It was an ad for a laundry detergent that allegedly rinsed from the laundry so completely that, in one year's time, a housewife could save herself from carrying the weight of an elephant out to the clothes line.

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.

Title of Work

  • The Circus Comes Home

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Humorous composite photograph showing Jean Younkers holding a laundry basket with an elephant in it.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Humorous composite photograph showing Jean Younkers holding a laundry basket with an elephant in it. 1951. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245744>, accessed 15 July 2019.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Humorous composite photograph showing Jean Younkers holding a laundry basket with an elephant in it. 1951. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 15 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245744>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)