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Lang Tanning Company, Ltd. Waterloo Region
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Chemical laboratory.

Photograph of the chemical laboratory at the Lang Tanning Company Limited with employees, four women and one man, working along tables covered in glass jars and equipment.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Embossing case leather.

Photograph of two unidentified employees, a woman and a man standing on either side of a large piece of equipment, embossing case leather.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Finishing strap leather backs.

Photograph of two unidentified women workers, standing side by side along a work table, finishing strap leather backs. Both are wearing rubber gloves and using brushes on the leather.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Lang Tannery, 5 negs 8x10 [an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company is also included]

Images of 2 illustrations of the exterior of the Lang Tanning Company, one of which depictates the tannery as it was in 1850.
An image of a document describing the history of the Lang Tanning Company.
2 photographs, dated 1948, of horses and a cart of materials outside of the tannery.
Includes an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company.

Belair, Charles

Shaving Air Force shoe upper leather.

Photograph of an unidentified employee, standing with back to camera at a piece of equipment, shaving shoe upper leather for the Air Force shoe. Leather shavings are visible on the bottom of the equipment and on the floor next to it.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

The Lang Tanning Company, Ltd. photograph album.

Series consists of a collection of photographs originally contained in a photograph album created to showcase the activities of The Lang Tanning Company Limited. It tells the story of a three generation manufacturing company and depicts several steps in the leather tanning process. Each photo includes a typed caption indicating what is captured in the corresponding image. Employees, predominantly white men, appear throughout though a small number or photos include white women at work on various stages of leather processing. No employee identifications are included.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Toggle drying.

Photograph of two unidentified employees standing on either side of a suspended platform toggle drying a hide.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

View of Berlin factories.

File consists of a photograph (postcard, blank) of a view of Berlin, taken from a high vantage point, showing several factories and smoke towers.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family