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Pfister & Vogel (P&V) was an American tannery business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Frederick Vogel emigrated from Wurtemberg, Germany to Milwaukee. In 1848, he founded a tannery on Milwaukee's Menominee River. Having also emigrated from Wurtemberg in 1845, Vogel's cousin Guido Pfister opened a shoe store on nearby West Water Street. They joined forces as the Pfister & Vogel Leather Company in 1853, and their company thrived, becoming one of the largest leather producers in the country.[1] August H. Vogel was vice-president of the company until his death.

The company changed hands several times. Its last owners, U.S. Leather Company, shut it down in 2000.[2] Their buildings have been readapted for residential use.[3]

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