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Pfister and Vogel Tannery


Interior view of the Pfister and Vogel Tannery with a man working on leather at a machine.


Image ID: 6920

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Creator Name: Unknown

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Holbrook, Matson : Oral history project records, 1951-1952

Genre: Photograph

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"Pfister and Vogel Leather Company (was) founded in 1848. The company prospered between the Civil War and World War 1, when such Milwaukee firms were major leather tanners to boot, shoe and glove manufacturers in the U.S. The 1920's were difficult years for the company, which Vogel reorganized and renamed the Pfister and Vogel Tanning Company in 1930, and later reoriented as the P & V Atlas Industrial Center, Inc. He (Charles P. Vogel, 1895-1959) served as chairman of the board of both companies. The family eventually sold the tanning firm." From on 12/10/2004


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