SCPL Local History Gallery Keyword Album: Leather Industry

Keyword Album: Leather Industry

Size: 48 items

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

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The oldest building at Salz was probably built around 1861.

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

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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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Green bark was removed from a tanoak tree.

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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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Stripping tannoak from trees was a labor intensive process.

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Hides were stacked after being removed from the salt pits.

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