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people posing on sponge boat with diver

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Title

people posing on sponge boat with diver

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, men and women posing on sponge boat

Description

A Greek diver in the diving suit appears on board a boat with men, women and children who seem to be on some sort of excursion during the 1910s. Until the late 1950s to early 1960s, sponge divers wore the heavy canvas and rubber suit topped with a helmet made from copper, brass and plate glass. A complete suit could weigh up to 200 pounds.

Source

City of Tarpon Springs

Date

c. 1910s

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546088[1].jpg

Citation

“people posing on sponge boat with diver,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2939.