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.

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Joe Bellas, plant superintendent at the Salz Tannery during the 1950's holds the finished leather product.


The forklift was the modern day replacement for the dray horse.


Bark storage was crucial to the smooth operation of Salz Tannery.

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Tanoak bark was stacked for drying.

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Vegetable leather, drying slowing in the tack rooms high above the tanyards at the A.K. Salz Company.

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A Salz tannery employee glazing California Saddle Leather (TM).


An employee at Salz tannery, working the splitting machine.


A stack of sides on a "horse."

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The front of the historic Salz Leathers building remained unchanged for over 140 years.

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