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James Piccolo sizing sponges

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Title

James Piccolo sizing sponges

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry

Description

James Piccolo sizes sponges at Acme Sponge & Chamois Company, one of the largest sponge distribution businesses in Tarpon Springs. The company was established in 1938 by Michael Cantonis, who came from a family of Symian sponge merchants. Acme expanded its product line to include other cleaning items such as chamois, loofahs, synthetic sponges, and bath brushes.

Source

Tampa Tribune

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546114[1].jpg

Citation

“James Piccolo sizing sponges,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2964.