Art McKee showing group the coral encrusted pistol he found - Plantation Key, Florida.

Art McKee showing group the coral encrusted pistol he found - Plantation Key, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/63448
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Title

  • Art McKee showing group the coral encrusted pistol he found - Plantation Key, Florida.

Image Number

  • AM0212

Year

  • Not before 1955

Series Title

General Note

  • His wife Gay McKee is the woman identified in red at the left.
  • 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.

Source

  • Robert Weller; Gift;d2005.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - col. - 6 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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