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Men stringing sponges

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Title

Men stringing sponges

Subject

Tarpon Springs. Greek community. sponge harvesting

Description

Men string sponges on a Greek boat in the Anclote River. After cleaning the sponges, members of the crew typically sort the sponges according to type and size, then string them on twine using heavy needles about two feet long—this keeps them sorted and makes them easier to carry. The strings of sponges were then taken to the Sponge Exchange for storage and sale.

Creator

Francis G. Wagner

Source

Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida

Publisher

Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida

Date

ca 1920s

Format

jpeg

Type

photo

Files

1546008.jpg

Citation

Francis G. Wagner, “Men stringing sponges,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 21, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2875.

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