SCPL Local History Gallery Keyword Album: Clothing

Keyword Album: Clothing

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Salz owner and president, Norman Lezin inspects tanoak bark.

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Salz sales manager Howard Halper presented Miss California (name not known) with a leather gift at the tannery.


"Papa" Anecito used horse and wagon to transport the tannoak bark from the drying sheds across Highway 9 to the main Salz Tannery buildings.


Tan pits could be dangerous so employees often worked in pairs while removing vegetable tanned hides from them.


Green bark was removed from a tanoak tree.


San Lorenzo Tannery employees used sharp knives to "hand flesh" or separate the flesh from the hides.


Stripping tannoak from trees was a labor intensive process.


Two workers in the cleanup and reconstruction effort after the Loma Prieta earthquake in front of the Hotel Metropole, later demolished.


The installation of the Salz fountain in 1975 required an enormous crane to move the sculpture from River Street down into the courtyard.

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