SCPL Local History Gallery Keyword Album: Hides and Skins

Keyword Album: Hides and Skins

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A stack of sides on a "horse."

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This photograph was taken in 1954 when hides were still hand-scudded.

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Ansel Adams photographed this Salz Tannery employee working on the glazing process that made the California Saddle Leather TM unique.

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Vegetable tanned - or tanoak - leather was hung until ready for shipping.

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Salz plant superintendent, Joe Bellas, holds the finished product.

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Salz employees Chuck Anstead (left) and Joe Bellas work with a Sheridan Press.

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

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This Salz Tannery greeting card featured a product display that included fine saddles, personal leather goods and luggage.

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

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