These views of the Oconto Falls Paper and Power Company in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin show the papermaking process at its beginning and end points—raw logs and finished rolls of paper. In the first image, logs are soaked in the “hot pond” to remove the bark before they are ground into wood pulp. The second image shows the finishing room, where paper toweling is wound into large rolls. The photos are part of a series by local photographer John Larson documenting Oconto Falls Paper and Power in 1949.
via: Oconto Falls Memory Project, Oconto Falls Public Library by way of InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet