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auction day in Sponge Exchange

Dublin Core

Title

auction day in Sponge Exchange

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, Sponge Exchange

Description

Piles of all types of sponges fill the courtyard of the Sponge Exchange on an auction day in 1921. Most of the men in the courtyard appear to be Greek, except for the African American man walking towards the camera. He was one of many who worked in the sponge industry with the Greeks, creating a close relationship between the two communities.

Creator

Burgert Brothers

Source

Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida

Date

c. early 20th century

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546118[1].jpg

Citation

Burgert Brothers, “auction day in Sponge Exchange,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 12, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2968.