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Scene from a sponge auction in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Scene from a sponge auction in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245815
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Scene from a sponge auction in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Image Number

  • JJS0806

Year

  • 1947

Date Note

  • Photographed on June 27, 1947.

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Collier's, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as "an American social history," which documented diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Sarasota, Florida in 1941.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, C.

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