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

123749
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93327
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123750
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93329
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123752
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93330
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123753
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93331
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123754
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93332
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123759
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93343
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123757
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93337
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

123758
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93338
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

106600
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1311
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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

106608
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1314
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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
Lerios, Anthony, 1892-1992

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