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sponges waiting for auction

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Title

sponges waiting for auction

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, Sponge Exchange

Description

The Sponge Exchange bustles with activity with activity. The Sponge Exchange was an organized cooperative warehouse and distribution system established around 1908. At the time of this image, iron-grilled klouves (storage cells) separated the catches around the perimeter. Auctions were held in the courtyard each Tuesday and Friday.

Source

Heritage Village Archives

Date

c. early 20th century

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546116[1].jpg

Citation

“sponges waiting for auction,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed July 15, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2966.