Interview with Greek diving helmet maker Antonio Lerios and Nick Toth

239032
Date
1985-07-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Antonios Lerios and his grandson Nicholas Toth on the family business of making diving helmets. They discuss Lerios's background and innovations he made in the diving helmets. For a transcript of the interview, see S 1579, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C87-9

Greek sponge diving helmet maker Antonios Lerios - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106600
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1311

Greek sponge diving helmet maker Antonios Lerios - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106608
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1314

Greek dive helmet maker Nick Toth at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival

233804
Date
1987-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S89-575 - S89-579

Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony Lerios

236144
Date
1989-06-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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 t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C89-23
Item ID
C89-24
Item ID
C89-25

Greek sponge diving helmet maker Nick Toth - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106599
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1310

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

240938
Date
Nov 1987 - Dec 1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V89-35

Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

235920
Date
1986-02-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio casette. 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 exper...
Type
Sound

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 7)

237796
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-88

Images from the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

236141
Date
1989-06-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
61 color slides. Images of musicans (many are dark), sponge diving helmet makers Toth and Lerios, crafts, and various speakers. 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 a...
Type
Still Image

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