Scene At The Sponge Exchange

Scene At The Sponge Exchange Tarpon Springs Florida


Stock #: 32233
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Tarpon Springs
State: Florida (FL)
County: Pinellas
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Postmark: 1937
PM City: Miami
PM State: FL
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Showing a sale in progress. The Tarpon Springs Fleet is comprised of 125 or more boats, manned by about 500 men, 150 of whom are divers. And most of whom are natives of the Isles of the Mediterranean. After the sponges are brought in by the diving and hooking boats, they are sold thru the local sponge Exchange, said to be the largest in the world.
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