We don’t even know whether he ever was a diver, though we think it would be more fun if he wasn’t. Either way, hats (and helmets) off to Herman for wearing his sub-aquatic gear with all the dignity of the Edwardian gentleman he was.
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Dear Mark and Mark,
I am emailing you in regards to the statue of Herman Wolter, the diver in Fernwood Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Our library has a collection of Wolters materials, including a scrapbook, photographs, advertisements and newspaper clippings.
As for Herman, he was a diver in the Philadelphia and Delaware River region. He was one of the forefathers in underwater exploration and diving. I want to thank you for putting his gravestone on your site; he was an interesting individual and his grave marker is well-known in the
Director, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia