Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

235888
Date
1986-02-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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 199...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S93-326 - S93-362

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

Tony Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making diving helmets

235818
Date
1985-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets with 46 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. Appre...
Type
Still Image

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 being made by Antonios Lerios - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106611
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1315

Greek sponge diving helmet under construction by Antonios Lerios - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106613
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1316

Antonios Lerios in his machine shop where he makes Greek sponge diving helmets - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106615
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1318

Nick Toth in his grandfather's machine shop where he makes Greek sponge diving helmets - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106616
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1319

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

106600
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1311

Close-up view of Greek sponge diving helmet made by Antonios Lerios - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106614
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1317

Helmet maker Nick Toth - White Springs, Florida

123198
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS89577

Greek helmet making materials - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123760
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93346

Greek diving helmet - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123762
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93353

Helmet worn by cane cutters - Pahokee, Florida

108914
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2965

Saturday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 6)

237785
Date
05/23/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-77

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

106599
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1310

Greek diving helmet on display at Spongers Field - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123775
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93395

Machete, helmet, and leggings worn by cane cutters - Pahokee, Florida

108911
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2962

Nick Toth and Antonios Lerios in their helmet making workshop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123750
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93329

Nick Toth and Antonios Lerios in their helmet making workshop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123752
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93330

Nick Toth and Antonios Lerios in their helmet making workshop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123753
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93331

Nick Toth and Antonios Lerios in their helmet making workshop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123754
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93332

Antonios Lerios in his helmet making workshop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123759
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93343

Maritime area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival

236472
Date
1987-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 36 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image

Nick Toth holding a Greek diving helmet while Antonios Lerios looks on - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123755
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93335

Model steam engine at the Anthony Lerios Machine Shop - Tarpon Springs, Florida

106604
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1313

Nick Toth holding a Greek diving helmet while Antonios Lerios looks on - Tarpon Springs, Florida

123756
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93336

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