Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Friend Paper and American Envelope Companies West Carrollton OH, through the lens of Noah Elwood Weaver


  
Noah Elwood Weaver, with his large format camera, around 1913-14 when he was first employed as a clerk at Friend Paper Company in West Carrollton.  This photo was improved and used in a book of the 1913 Flood in the Miami River Valley, also featuring photos by Andy Snow in 2013.


Here is a valley panorama taken by NEW around 1920 of the Friend Paper, American Envelope Complex.  With the prevailing winds from the west, I discern this is taken from the southeast looking northwest toward the city of West Carrollton.  By Noah Elwood Weaver.


CA 1915 Office Staff of Friend Paper Company on the front steps.  Noah Elwood Weaver is standing on the steps. 
 
CA 1914 photo labeled on the back "Morris Ellsworth first wife". I found that Harry Morris Ellsworth  in the 1910 Census lived with his parents on Main St in WC.  The 1914 city directory has him living at 505 N Main St WC and working as a clerk for NRC.    He was in the military in 1915 and married another woman Flora Sheen in Virginia in 1918.  

 Interior of West Carrollton Paper Company.


 Interior of Paper Company.  Notice the bare footed men working.  (OSHA approved footware? :-)
 Men sitting on vents on top of a paper mill building.
 The American Envelope Company building West Carrollton by NEW


Interior of American Envelope With Women working with machines invented in 1924 by the president of the company, Carlton W. Smith, according to a researcher Kellen Diamanti, who contacted me June 30, after finding this image doing a Google Search ---I found a tiff file that likely is a high enough resolution to go into a book about entitled, Stamp of the Century about the inverted Jenny,  
1 mistake
   100 stories about
       the Inverted Jenny





 Papermill series, construction in West Carrollton, written on back of photo.  No date, by NEW

Completed project, with paper slurry in the West Carrollton Paper Mill, photo by Noah Elwood Weaver

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