Scenes of the Sponge Industry

Joseph Janney Steinmetz took these photographs of sponge industry workers, many Greek-American, in Tarpon Springs in the 1940s.

Sponge diver John Gonatos

Sponge diver John Gonatos

Sponge diver entering the water

Sponge diver entering the water

Stacks of sponges

Stacks of sponges

Sponge auction

Sponge auction

Trimming sponges

Trimming sponges

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