- Aerial view overlooking John Ringling's Ritz-Carlton Hotel at the southern tip of Longboat Key, Florida.
- Photographed in April 1952.
- John Ringling began construction of the Ritz Carlton in 1926. Hard economic times forced Ringling to shut down the project and it was later demolished in 1964.
- Accompanying note: "High school kids at night were killed falling down elevator shafts in dark."
- 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.
- 1 photoprint - b&w - 16 x 20 in.
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