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waiting for sponge auction 1978

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Title

waiting for sponge auction 1978

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry

Description

Buyers examine sponge lots during a large sale at the Sponge Exchange on June 19, 1978. Unlike sponge sales in Greece, sales at the Sponge Exchange were generally conducted through silent auctions. Each potential buyer submitted his bid on a piece of paper that he gave to the auctioneer. The highest bidder won, but the seller had the option of refusing the bid if he felt that it was not high enough.

Creator

Dan Fager

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

June 19, 1978

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546123[1].jpg

Citation

Dan Fager, “waiting for sponge auction 1978,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 12, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2973.