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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Tarpon Springs (Fla.)"
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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Date
1986-02-24
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Lerios began making diving helmets for sponge divers in 1913 in Tarpon Springs. When he was in his 80s, he decided to retire. In the meantime, Toth, fresh with a degree from University of Florida, decided to learn the trade, and he worked as an apprentice for Lerios. By 1992 when Lerios died, Toth had assumed control of the business. Diving helmets date back to the early 1900s. Once Greek divers began diving for sponges in Tarpon Springs in 1905, the diving helmet industry in Florida began. The helmets allow divers to walk into deep water to gather sponges. For more history of Lerios and Toth diving helmets, see: http://www.divinghelmets.com/pages/history.html 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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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.
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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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Bouzoukis player Jimmy Szaris

Bouzoukis player Jimmy Szaris

Date
1987-01
Description
One proof sheet with 11 black and white 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 through 2003.
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Diving for the gold cross during the Feast of the Epiphany

Diving for the gold cross during the Feast of the Epiphany

Date
1977-01-06
Description
Black and white print. Copyrighted photogrpah by the newspaper Clearwater Sun. Greek American males diving for a gold cross during an Feast of the Epiphany celebration. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ,thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas (on 6 January). Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community.
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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs

Date
1985-01-06
Description
86 color slides. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ,thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community. Images created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. For more slides of this event, see S 1577, v. 33. 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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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs

Date
1985-01-06
Description
88 color slides. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ, thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community. Images created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. 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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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, 1990

Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, 1990

Date
1990-01-06
Description
Five proof sheet with 180 black and white images (plus negatives.) Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ,thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community.
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Epiphany Day celebration in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany Day celebration in Tarpon Springs

Date
1977-01-06
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of festival participants, the sponge docks, shrimp boats, and the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ, thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community.
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Epiphany Day Celebration in Tarpon Springs in 1985

Epiphany Day Celebration in Tarpon Springs in 1985

Date
1985-01-06
Description
Nine black and white images, plus negatives. Images of the Epiphany Day celebration held each 6 Janaury in Tarpon Springs, which boasts a large Greek American population. Images include sponge boats, people cooking lambs, dances, and Nicklis Olympic Restaurant. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Chrisitan rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ,thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsAntonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsStill ImageApprentices
Diving Equipment and supplies
Greek Americans
Helmets
Metal craft
Sponge fisheries
Workplace
Workshops
Teaching of folklore
Copper
Metal products
Artisans
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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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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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Bouzoukis player Jimmy SzarisBouzoukis player Jimmy SzarisStill ImageFieldwork
Bouzouki
Greek Americans
Arts, Greek
Musical instruments
Music performance
Musicians
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Diving for the gold cross during the Feast of the EpiphanyDiving for the gold cross during the Feast of the EpiphanyStill ImageHolidays and festivals
Religious rites
Diving
Special events
Christianity
Religion
Epiphany
Catholics
Calendar rites
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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon SpringsEpiphany celebration in Tarpon SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Holidays and festivals
Greek Americans
Religious rites
Epiphany
Christianity
Catholics
Special events
Priests
Parades
Community culture
Community rites
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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon SpringsEpiphany celebration in Tarpon SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Greek Americans
Religious rites
Holidays and festivals
Dancers
Folk dance
Arts, Greek
Christianity
Music performance
Priests
Religion
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Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, 1990Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, 1990Still ImageHolidays and festivals
Greek Americans
Religious rites
Catholics
Diving
Community culture
Community rites
Religion
Priests
Christianity
Food preparation
Dance
Special events
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Epiphany Day celebration in Tarpon SpringsEpiphany Day celebration in Tarpon SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Religious rites
Holidays and festivals
Special events
Catholics
Christianity
Docks
Boats
Trawlers (Vessels)
Greek Americans
Church architecture
Churches
Children
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Epiphany Day Celebration in Tarpon Springs in 1985Epiphany Day Celebration in Tarpon Springs in 1985Still ImageRestaurants
Boats and boating
Greek Americans
Christianity
Special events
Religion
Religious rites
Food preparation
Holidays and festivals
Folk dance
Dancers
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