Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.

Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/63419
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Examining a pillar dollar recovered from El Capitana.

Image Number

  • AM0182

Year

  • 1954

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 8, 1954.

Series Title

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."

Source

  • Robert Weller; Gift;d2005.

Photographer/Personal Author

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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