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men posing in Sponge Exchange

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Title

men posing in Sponge Exchange

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, Sponge Exchange

Description

The Sponge Exchange on Dodecanese Boulevard across from the Sponge Docks was one of the most important places in Greektown. It consisted of a large courtyard for cleaning, processing, sorting, and selling sponges, surrounded by klouves, or cells in which individual sponge catches were stored until sold. In this photograph from 1920, Emmanuel Alexiou in a dark hat appears front and center behind the large pile of sponges. He returned to Kalymnos in 1923.

Source

Michael Alexiou

Date

1920

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546117[1].jpg

Citation

“men posing in Sponge Exchange,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2967.