View of water skiers performing at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.

View of water skiers performing at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/252380
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • View of water skiers performing at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.

Image Number

  • JJS1639

Year

  • 1955

Series Title

General Note

  • Founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope, Cypress Gardens was the state's first theme park.

    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 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, C.

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View of water skiers performing at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.
View of water skiers performing at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.

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