Copy showing a Joe Steinmetz photograph of Lou Jacobs on the cover of Liberty magazine.

Copy showing a Joe Steinmetz photograph of Lou Jacobs on the cover of Liberty magazine.


Image Number

  • JJS1757

Year

  • ca 1944

Series Title

General Note

  • Note magazine published on May 27, 1944.

Rights

    Biography Note

  • Lou Jacobs (born Johann Ludwig Jacob in 1903 in Bremerhaven, Germany), was an Auguste Master Clown who performed for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for about 60 years from 1925 to 1985. In 1966, Jacobs' now-famous clown face was put on a newly issued United States postage stamp. He was later inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1989. Jacobs died on Sunday, September 13, 1992 in Sarasota, Florida.

  • 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

  • Liberty (Magazine : 1924-1950)

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, C.

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Copy showing a Joe Steinmetz photograph of Lou Jacobs on the cover of Liberty magazine.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Copy showing a Joe Steinmetz photograph of Lou Jacobs on the cover of Liberty magazine. ca 1944. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/252463>, accessed 23 May 2019.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Copy showing a Joe Steinmetz photograph of Lou Jacobs on the cover of Liberty magazine. ca 1944. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 May. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/252463>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)