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sponge diver with sponges

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Title

sponge diver with sponges

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, man helps sponge diver remove helmet

Description

A Greek diver returns to the surface holding a net bag of sponges that he harvested and the sponge hook that he used, 1936. There are dozens of types of sponges in the Gulf, but only a few are commercially viable. Divers must be able to identify and harvest those that will sell. The most desirable are Rock Island wool, Hudson grass, and yellow sponges. Finger and vase sponges are also sought as decorative items.

Creator

Burgert Brothers

Source

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Date

1936

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546091[1].jpg

Citation

Burgert Brothers, “sponge diver with sponges,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2942.