SCPL Local History Gallery SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Photograph Collection contains more than 1000 local history photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Whenever possible, there are notes for each photograph describing the event, persons, buildings, date, and place depicted. The notes also include links to related articles on our website.

Size: 991 items


Ansley Kullman Salz holding a sample of the leather made by his company, the A. K. Salz Tannery in Santa Cruz, California.


The tanoak used to dye leather was stored in drying sheds across Highway 9 from the main Salz Tannery complex.


Salz employee Parky Hibbard tacks leather to large boards prior to drying.


Glazing Salz's California Saddle Leather TM involved using a glazing jack.


The spray machines at Salz Tannery needed to be constantly adjusted.


Mel Stubendorff and an unnamed Salz Tannery co-worker tack the hides up to large boards prior to drying.


Ansel Adams photographed this Salz employee to illustrate a typical beamhouse outfit.


A Salz employee illustrates the scudding process that removed fine hair roots from the hides.


Salz employee Red McCafferty and a co-worker work with a machine called a "splitter" to separate the hide structure into two distinct layers.

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