Sponge divers

235852
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S79-499 - S79-500

Tarpon Springs sponge divers

233963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. May 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-224

Sponge diver breaking the surface

119936
Date
198-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79500

The Sponge Divers (National Geographic Explorer)

241217
Date
04/20/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-91

View of the Sponge Exchange - Tarpon Springs, Florida.

119133
Date
2003
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS427315

Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distributors

235085
Date
1985-07-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fourteen color slides. Images of sponge processing (drying, trimming, cutting, packing) at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distrubutors. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-5003 - S86-5011; S86-5034 - S86-5042

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

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 1)

238844
Date
1987-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-1, S 1615). Includes Greek School blessing (by Father Tryfon Theophilopolus), shots of sponge boats at sponge docks, shots of St. Michaels shrine. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary ...
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V89-14

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

Greek sponge divers

235908
Date
1988-06-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twelve color slides. 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 exp...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S95-367 - S95-373

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

Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

236621
Date
1987-03-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Jackson was one of the few non-Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs in the early 20th Century. He discusses many conflicts between the Greek community and other local peoples. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri...
Type
Sound

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

Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

236139
Date
1989-06-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of sponge diving, sponge processing Greek cooking, Greek craft booths, and Tsimouris making a Tsabouna, a Greek bagpipe. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice t...
Type
Still Image

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