There are certain photo albums in the archives that stand out for the stories they tell and others for the impact of the image. These striking photos do a bit of both, by showing us the paper mills that once dominated the area. The scale of the machinery and the gears and knobs and rolls of paper appeal to the aesthetic eye, and the social scientist may wonder about the people, the relationship between the mills and their workers, or a paper company's role in American industry. Let us know what you think when you scroll through this week's images of paper mills from the archives.