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Tony Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making diving helmets

Tony Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making diving helmets

Date
1985-07
Description
Two proof sheets with 46 images (plus negatives). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
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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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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video cassette. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-10, S 1615.) Interview with diving helmet makers Toth and Lerios; George Billiris' tour boat goes out on tour. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
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Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Date
1986-02-12
Description
One audio casette. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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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
Sponge divers

Sponge divers

Date
1979
Description
Two color slides.
Collection
Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 7)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 7)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video cassette. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-4, S 1615). St. Nicholas church interior continued from V-89-19, George Billiris working on sponge boat, John M. Cocoris memorial at sponge docks, local tourist museum, sponges in Billiris' shop. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
Collection
Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Date
1987-03-24
Description
One audio cassette. Jackson was one of the few non-Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs in the early 20th Century. He discusses many conflicts between the Greek community and other local peoples. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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The Sponge Divers (National Geographic Explorer)

The Sponge Divers (National Geographic Explorer)

Date
1987-04-20
Description
One video recording (VHS tape; 16:18 minutes) Recorded off of television. Because of copyright concerns, no duplicates will be made.
Collection
Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs

Date
Description
One proof sheet with 21 images, plus negatives. 1-3 food market 4-10 sponges 11-21 net maker George Sanders April 1982
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Tony Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making diving helmetsTony Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making diving helmetsStill ImageArtisans
Fieldwork
Diving
Sponge divers
Sponge fisheries
Helmets
Metal craft
Apprentices
Workshops
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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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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Moving ImageDiving helmet maker
Boat driver
Fieldwork
Interviews
Helmets
Greek Americans
Ecotourism
Sponge divers
Personal experience narratives
Sponge fisheries
Metalwork
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1640_20_tape12Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio LeriosSoundDiving helmet maker
Apprentices
Greek Americans
Helmets
Interviews
Diving
Diving Equipment and supplies
Sponge fisheries
Sponge divers
Life histories
Copper
Metal craft
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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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Sponge diversSponge diversStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Sponge fisheries
Transportation
Waterways
Sponges
Sponge divers
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 7)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 7)Moving ImageFishers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Greek Americans
Churches
Sponges
Church architecture
Docks
Stores, retail
Museum collection
Museums
Boats and boating
Sponge divers
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a_s1708_04_tape23Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester JacksonSoundFishers
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sponge divers
African Americans
Sponges
Sponge fisheries
Fishing
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The Sponge Divers (National Geographic Explorer)The Sponge Divers (National Geographic Explorer)Moving ImageFishers
Television
Documentary videos
Greek Americans
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Video recording
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Sponge divers
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Tarpon SpringsTarpon SpringsStill ImageMaritime folklore
Food
Material culture
Netmaking
Fishing nets
Stores, retail
Sponges
Net maker
Sponge divers
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