FLORIDA COLLECTION: “African American Family at their Home in Sarasota, Florida”

Photographer Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Colliers, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as “an American social history”, documenting diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Sarasota, Florida in 1941.

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