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Leather industry and trade

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Brothers Leather Company ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-277
Abstract: William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect who was hired by Alexander Brother's Leather Belting Company. In addition to architectural duties, Purcell acted as their advertising manager from 1916 to 1918. These colorful items in this collection were possibly covers designed for trade catalogs or publications. They are all copyrighted 1917, designed in a modern style, and may have been commissioned for the company's commemorative fiftieth anniversary that year.
Dates: 1916-1920

Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. photographs and label

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-230
Abstract: Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. manufactured black and colored glazed kid and other classes of leather used largely in making shoes in the early to mid-twentieth century. This collection consists of four photographs of employees at various events, and one factory exterior. There is also a color label.
Dates: 1900-1948

J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: 0290
Abstract: The leather manufacturing firm of J.E. Rhoads & Sons grew out of an eighteenth-century tanning operation on the Rhoads family homestead in Marple, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pa. Records cover the entire history of the firm from the 1720s through the 1960s. There is also substantial information on trade organizations in the leather industry and on members of the Rhoads family.
Dates: 1699-1969

Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-205
Abstract: The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors.
Dates: 1900-1923

Theophilus Miles Smith ledger

 Collection
Identifier: 2039
Abstract: Theophilus Miles Smith (1757-1850) was a Connecticut shoemaker and leather worker. The ledger is a record of Smith's careers as a shoemaker and leatherworker and other business endeavors selling deer skin, calf skin, pig skin, veal, packaged pork, working the docks, slaughtering hogs, and packaging hay.
Dates: 1777-1818