ERNEST HEMINGWAY - PAPA AND JOSIE
Whether composing novels in his Whitehead Street writing studio or fishing for big game in local waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway left a powerful legacy in Key West. His zest for life, literary accomplishments and enduring affection for the island he called home throughout the 1930's are commemorated annually during Hemingway Days in Key West.
" Sloppy " Joe Russell, Key West's best known barkeep and fishing guide to Famous Author Ernest Hemingway, stand next to a Striped Marlin in the 1930's.
Known as " Josie " to his friends, it was suggested to him by Hemingway to rename his bar " Sloppy Joe's ". Hemingway called him " Josie Grunts " and used him
for the model for Freddy, the owner of Freddy's Bar and captain of the Queen Conch in " To Have or Have Not ".
Presented as a hand-numbered limited edition, fine art print on archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge. The Standard Size is in an edition of only 50 prints.
Standard size is approx. 32" x 28" Framed.
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