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View from Sponge Exchange

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Title

View from Sponge Exchange

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, Sponge Exchange

Description

In this view looking north from the Sponge Exchange to the boats lining the Sponge Docks, men examine enormous piles of strung sponges harvested on recent trips. When the photograph was taken in 1921, the old wooden buildings had been replaced with brick, and a brick-and-iron retaining fence faced the street.

Creator

Burgert Brothers

Source

Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida.

Date

1921

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546020.jpg

Citation

Burgert Brothers, “View from Sponge Exchange,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 22, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2880.