15 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Event Name is exactly "Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival"
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Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Date
1989-06-24
Description
Twenty color slides. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Greek embroidery at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Greek embroidery at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Date
1989-06-24
Description
Nineteen color slides. Greek embroidery displayed. Brief biographies of the embroiderers (some pictured) can be found in the folder. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Images from the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Images from the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Date
1989-06-24
Description
61 color slides. Images of musicans (many are dark), sponge diving helmet makers Toth and Lerios, crafts, and various speakers. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Date
1989-06-24
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of sponge diving, sponge processing Greek cooking, Greek craft booths, and Tsimouris making a Tsabouna, a Greek bagpipe. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Much of the interview at the start is in Greek. Sokrilis discusses the bouzouki, learning to play, emigration to the US from Greece, family life, teaching the instruments to others, and festivals. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Date
1989-06
Description
One audio cassette. Platonias discusses his life, including emigrating to New York from Greece, his family background, learning Greek music, folk dances, naming songs, sponge diving, payment customs in Greece, and education. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, which can be heard in the background. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Greek immigrant and musician Katsanos first came to Tarpon Springs in 1919, at which time he already had his first professional record behind him. He recorded for Columbia, RCA, and Decca. He also performed around the world. He discusses playing, learning music, and life in Tarpon Springs. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Demas discusses moving to the US, playing music professionally, marriage, his Catholicism, customs, and local Greek life. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with John Gianaros

Interview with John Gianaros

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. A Greek accordion player, Gianaros discusses his life, from his birth at sea in 1905, to emigrating to the US to teaching accordion playing. He originally worked on ocean liners as a mechanic, exposing him to America. Once in the US, he worked as a chef, then music teacher. He later played on Greek language radio in the 1930s. recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony Lerios

Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony Lerios

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Born 3 December 1902, Lerios was a Greek immigrant who made sponge diving helmets. He arrived in Tarpons Springs in 1913 to work in a machine shop. He soon owned his own, and made helmets. Also made and fixed engines and pumps. He also discussing making helmets, changes in the sponge industry, his health, training his grandson Nick Toth as an apprentice in helmet making, and local Greek culture. Nick Toth helped his grandfather throughout the interview. Continued on C89-24 and C89-35. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Blessing of the Water for the DeadBlessing of the Water for the DeadStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Priests
Religion
Religious rites
Beliefs and cultures
Death rites
Catholics
Folk festivals
Special events
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Greek embroidery at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalGreek embroidery at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalStill ImageEmbroiderers
Needleworkers
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Folk festivals
Special events
Demonstrations
Embroidery
Needlework
Design
Material culture
Decorative arts
Craft
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Images from the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalImages from the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Folk festivals
Special events
Demonstrations
Musical instruments
Hides and skins
Bouzouki
Helmets
Craft
Sponge divers
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Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalImages of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Musical instrument maker
Sponge divers
Occupational groups
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Folk festivals
Special events
Food preparation
Cooks
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a_s1576_26_c89-026Interview with bouzouki player Spiros SkordilesSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Occupational groups
Apprentices
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-029Interview with Greek musician Alex PlatoniasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-028Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-027Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_25_c89-022Interview with John GianarosSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Accordion music
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
Radio
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Musicians
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a_s1576_25_c89-023Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony LeriosSoundDiving helmet maker
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Sponge divers
Sponges
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
Helmets
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Apprentices
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