A Salz employee illustrates the scudding process that removed fine hair roots from the hides. It was a very exacting and challenging task. The implement used was a large, dull blade. The hide was stretched over a wooden, sloped structure designed specifically for this work called a "horse". Compare this to aa-019 which shows Ansel Adams handling the same subject in another way.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Source of Information: Jeremy Lezin
Original size: 8"x10"
This photograph was taken by Ansel Adams and is the property of the Lezin Family. It is displayed here with the permission of the Lezin Family and the Ansel Adams Trust.