Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. photographs and label

About this collection

    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. The company began doing business as the F.J. Blatz & Brother Co. in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where they made kid leather.
    In 1919, F.J. Blatz & Brother Co. took over the business of F. Blumenthal & Co., a Wilmington, Delaware business founded in 1890 that manufactured black and colored glazed kid and other classes of leather used largely in making shoes. The firm then reincorporated in Wilmington as the Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc.
    Manufacturing ceased in 1966, and Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc., was dissolved in 1967.
    For more information and a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the finding aid.
    Image: Worker presented with prize at war bond rally, ca. 1940

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