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Weary Willie the Ringling Clown
Emmett Kelly as "Weary Willie," world famous clown, photographed at Ringling Bros.  and Barnum and Bailey Circus Winter Quarters, Sarasota, Florida

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Ringling Museum Archway
Ringling Museum
S-10 ----John Ringling Mansion, Sarasota, The John Ringling Mansion stands on the shore of Sarasota Bay, said to be the most beautiful bay in America.  Directly back of this mansion is the 30 acre estate known as Ca' D' Zan (meaning the home of John).  The mansion was designed by the celebrated architect Dwight James Baum and was over two years in construction.  On the same estate stands the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art housing one of the best collections in America of original paintings by old masters.
John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art
Both nature and man have combined forces to make the Ringling Museum of Art one of the nation's most beautiful spots.  In the long galleries that border this lvoely court, outstanding works of some of the world's most famous artists are displayed, attracting thousands of art lovers annually.
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Ringling Museum Inner Court

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