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

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

123749
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS93327

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helmet maker Nick Toth - White Springs, Florida

123198
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS89577

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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