King Brothers' Tannery, c.1883

Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white photograph of King Brothers' Tannery.
The tannery was one of three main industries in Whitby during the early 20th century. Whitby’s main industries at this time were a buckle factory; blanket factory and tannery. The tannery was in operation from 1863 to 1952.

Located at 301 Brock Street South, the tannery was at the corner of Dunlop Street and Brock Street. The tannery manufactured leather goods especially industrial belts used in factories and shoe laces.

Founded in 1863 by Joseph and Charles King, the tannery was operated as “King Brothers Tannery”. It was a family business until 1952 and in 1954 the factory was demolished.
Date of Original:
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
King Brothers' Tannery, c.1883, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives 15_003_004.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative dated 2000.
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King Brothers' Tannery, c.1883
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King Brothers' Tannery, c.1883

A black and white photograph of King Brothers' Tannery.