14 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Sponges"
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Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Date
Description
One photographic proof sheet with 25 black and white images. Also included are a few images of Tarpon Springs sponge boats. December 1978.
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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
Greek sponge divers

Greek sponge divers

Date
1988-06-16
Description
Twelve color slides. 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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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 Earnest (Popeye) Thompson

Interview with Earnest (Popeye) Thompson

Date
1986-10-10
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of fisher Thompson. He discusses fishing for red snapper and sharks; sponging; hunting sea turtles; boat types; local businesses; and his poems. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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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
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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Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distributors

Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distributors

Date
1985-07-09
Description
Fourteen color slides. Images of sponge processing (drying, trimming, cutting, packing) at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distrubutors. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
Sponge divers

Sponge divers

Date
1979
Description
Two color slides.
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
Blues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownBlues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownStill ImageEntertainers
Performers
Performing arts
African Americans
Guitarists
Guitar
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
String instruments
Boats and boating
Sponges
Guitarist
Musicians
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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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Greek sponge diversGreek sponge diversStill ImageSponge divers
Fieldwork
Boats
Greek Americans
Occupational groups
Docks
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Fisheries
Transportation
Waterways
Fishers
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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_s1592_06_tape24Interview with Earnest (Popeye) ThompsonSoundFieldwork
Sound recordings
Interviews
Interviewing
Seafood gathering
Fishes
Boats and boating
Local history
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Racism
Race relations
Sea turtles
Sponges
Greek Americans
Musicians
Fishers
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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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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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Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge DistributorsProcessing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge DistributorsStill ImageFieldwork
Workplace
Labor
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Factories
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Occupational groups
Maritime life
Workers
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Sponge diversSponge diversStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Sponge fisheries
Transportation
Waterways
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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