- 1943 - 1944
Three-quarters portrait of a basketball player, probably Morrie Helser, sitting on a bench with his hands folded. He is facing right and looking toward the left. He is wearing an Albina Hellships uniform with the number 24 on the chest. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The name “M Helser” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.