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Man hauling sponges

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Title

Man hauling sponges

Subject

Tarpon Springs. Greek community. Maritime-sponge fishing

Description

A man hauls large sponges from a loaded lateen sail sponge boat on the Anclote River in 1921. The name on the boat is barely legible, but it is probably Taxiarchis Mihail, or St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Symi. The boat in the foreground shows the rudder end of a typical Greek sponge boat.

Creator

Burgert Brothers

Source

Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida

Date

1921

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546009.jpg

Citation

Burgert Brothers, “Man hauling sponges,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 24, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2876.