Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.

Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.


Image Number

  • AM0182

Year

  • 1954

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 8, 1954.

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General Note

  • L-R: Mendel Peterson, Art McKee and Ed Link.
  • Arthur McKee Jr., known as Art "Silver Bar" McKee, was a noted Florida treasure diver for many years and is often referred to as "the father of modern treasure diving." Sometimes called "The Treasure Hunter's Treasure Hunter," McKee pioneered salvage work on historic shipwrecks in the days before scuba diving became popular.
  • Accompanying note: "Mendel Peterson, Curator of the Division of Historic Archaeology & Director of Underwater Exploration at the Smithsonian."
  • "Sailor, Explorer & Diver Ed Link - Link Foundation (Retired industrialist). Link Trainer inventor (airplane trainer). Designed a submersible unit - Navy diving bell? Early pioneer of UW exploration."

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Kauffman, Mark. Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana. 1954. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/63419>, accessed 25 August 2016.

MLA

Kauffman, Mark. Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana. 1954. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Aug. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/63419>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Kauffman)