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cleaning sponges

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Title

cleaning sponges

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, men cleaning/trimming sponges

Description

Little in the basic sponge cleaning process has changed. On the left, a man uses a wooden mallet to clean debris such small stone or shells from a sponge in George Emmanuel’s warehouse. Others trim sponges with the same type of shears used for shearing sheep. This type of heavy rustic scissors has been around for more than 2000 years.

Source

Martha Emmanuel

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546105[1].jpg

Citation

“cleaning sponges,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 16, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2955.