Publication: Privately printed, 1922, NP
First edition. 10" x 6 1/2" in light green pictorial wrappers showing man wear a buffalo coat and standing beside a hide in the foreground and a herd of buffalo in the background. Rear wrapper offers a photograph of a cowboy in fur coat and chaps, a saddled horse with a wolf carcass slung over the saddle. 24 pp. Photo illustrations, text illustrations, diagrams and with mailing label tipped-in. Scarce advertising catalogue promoting fur coats, fur robes, rugs, fur sets for ladies, and even measuring instructions. Sioux City and Dubuque, Iowa, were the center of the fur tanning trade in the Midwest by the end of the 19th century, and the Sioux City Robe and Tanning Co. specialized in converting their customer’s hides into usable products. This catalog advertises their successful fur tailoring process resulting in fur coats, Standard and Special, Ladies’ Automobile Coats, Beaver coats, Mink sets, Civet sets, Beaver & Otter sets, etc. along with pricing. Information on their repairing department, taxidermy, leather and fur chaps, coat ordering blank along with information about how to take measurements, testimonials, etc. Also includes a 11" x 17" tan sheet, folded to 4 pages. This is a promotional advertising brochure and illustrated catalog. First page offers a letter to customers on Sioux City and Tanning Company letterhead from its President, W.D. Rich, introducing the company and services. Interior 2 pages offers pricing, illustrations and information about various services to include creating men's and women's coats from horse or cow hides. Last page acts as an envelope with a return address photo and address. Small splittings at folds and with light tanning. Very good.
Inventory Number: 45370