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


Hides were stacked after being removed from the salt pits.


Santa Cruz artist Gene Flores designed a sculpture for Salz Tannery that was both beautiful and functional.


The installation of the Salz fountain in 1975 required an enormous crane to move the sculpture from River Street down into the courtyard.


The Salz sculpture was hoisted by crane and paused on River Street prior to its installation in the tannery courtyard.


Salz Tannery employed about 185 people in 1985.


Jeremy Lezin took this aerial photograph of the Salz Tannery sometime in the 1980's.


San Lorenzo Tannery employees are shown sorting finished hides in the 1890's.


Employees of the San Lorenzo Tannery hold a hide embossed with "San Lorenzo Tannery, Santa Cruz California."


San Lorenzo Tannery employees posed for a group photo.

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