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A booklet of postcards from Tarpon Springs, Florida. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon Springs came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896) as a town for relaxation and health. In early…

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A postcard depicting a diver surfacing with a net full of sponges in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting a view of the sponge exchange and sponge fleet in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting a diver suiting up to go sponge diving in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge Company…

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A postcard depicting men unloading sponges at the sponge exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…