Weeki Wachee Spring by Toni Frissell, 1947
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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
In 1948, champion swimmer Newton Perry spearheaded the development of the Weeki Wachee Springs, a natural tourist attraction located in Weeki Wachee, Florida. To pull tourists to his attraction, Perry constructed an underwater theatre where people could view the wildlife in the springs, but to further differentiate Weeki Wachee from other roadside attractions, Perry began training young women to stay underwater for long periods of time using his own innovative underwater tubing system for breathing. Perry advertised the swimmers as the "mermaids" of Weeki Wachee, and by the 1950s it had become one of the most popular attractions in the United States. In 1959, the American Broadcast Company bought the park, built a larger, 500-seat theatre that was embedded below ground in the side of the spring, and began promoting the spring across the nation. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020. – Gareth Evans
Location: Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida
Photographer: Toni Frissell
Remaster: Gareth Evans
Original Format: Film negative
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|AO||118.9 x 84.1||46.8 x 33.1|
|A2||59.4 x 42.0||23.4 x 16.5|
|A3||42.0 x 29.7||16.5 x 11.7|
|A4||29.7 x 21.0||
11.7 x 8.3
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