File:Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly in a bubble bath Sarasota, Florida.jpg
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Title: Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly in a bubble bath: Sarasota, Florida
Date: ca. 1955
General note: Photo taken as a favor to Kelly, who wanted the image for his Christmas card. Joe's wife, Lois Foley Steinmetz, was crouched down out of sight behind the chair that held Kelly's clothing, with an egg beater in her hand. After every shot Joe took, Lois would leap out of hiding, use the egg beater to increase the foam in the tub, and conceal herself once again. Visit the Florida Memory blog to learn more about this photograph as told by Joe and Lois's daughter, Lois Duncan.
Physical descrip: 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.
Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection
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.
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.myflorida.com
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245740
|Source||Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly in a bubble bath: Sarasota, Florida
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