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Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998 Multnomah County (Or.)
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WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

A woman at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. She is holding bolts of cloth and standing in a small room lined with shelves filled with more cloth (negative 3 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People sewing at Elks Temple Building for WPA project

Women sewing at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. A large room is filled with long tables, which hold sewing machines and cloth (negative 4 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People weaving at Elks Temple Building for WPA project

Seated women weaving at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. The women look downward and hold tools, with piles of rag strips next to them. Decorative hangings (rugs?) can be seen on the walls (negative 5 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

People stand in a decorative room at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Folding cases appear to be at the back of the room, along with a shelf of plates. One man is wearing a long cloak and hat, while another what appears to be a military uniform (part of a play?). Crystal Chandeliers hang from the ceiling (negative 6 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Woman painting as part of WPA project

A seated woman paints at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. She is holding a brush and leaning towards a framed painting, which is resting on a carved wooden stand (negative 7 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women sewing for WPA project

Women sewing at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Each women is seated in front of a sewing machine, which they are using to sew cloth (negative 8 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Clothing bundles for WPA project

Women stand at a table holding bundles of shirts at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Different styles of shirts are tied in bundles and stacked on the wooden table (negative 9 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artificial limb shop

A man uses a metal tool to carve out a piece of wood. He is working at a shop bench with a vice grip, and round discs can be seen in the background (negative 1 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man demonstrating artificial leg

A man leans downward and holds an artificial leg next to his body. A workshop can be seen in the background, with another man seated at a Singer sewing machine (negative 10 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artificial legs

A display of different artificial legs of varying sizes, photographed in front of a curtain. One of the legs is made of metal, while another displays a leather harness attachment (negative 11 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artificial arm holding pen

A man sits at a desk wearing an artificial arm holding a pen. An open book, a pen, and pieces of paper sit on top of the desk. Attached to the arm are several leather straps (negative 12 of 13)

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man with artificial arm holding a bag

A man with an artificial arm faces to the side while holding a leather bag. Several leather straps hold the arm to his body, and he is wearing suspenders (negative 13 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artificial limb shop

A seated man uses a tool to carve out a wooden foot piece for an artificial limb. Other wooden limb pieces can be seen on the table, with additional tools. Another man can be seen in the background (negative 2 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man with artificial limb

A man looks downward while demonstrating the use and fit of an artificial arm. He is pointing towards the arm, and another hand can be seen holding the limb from behind. In the background, another man looks downward at a table (negative 4 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man with artificial legs

A man facing towards the camera while wearing artificial legs, fitted with shoes. A series of straps connects the limbs to a waste belt. He is wearing shorts and a tank top (negative 6 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man holding artificial arm

A man holds an artificial arm while pulling a string. The fingers of the artificial arm are made of coiled wire, and several leather straps can be seen. A work table is in the background (negative 8 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Italian ship Feltre at dock in Portland

The Italian ship Feltre at a dock in Portland, with people and a crane visible on the dock. The crane is on a rail system built into the dock. In the distance, docks, buildings, and water tower can be seen (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Italian ship Feltre at dock in Portland

Men work on a ship while docked in Portland. A crane is lifting a platform packed with bagged goods, while several men look downward into the hold. A river and other docks can be seen in the background (negative 7 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Italian ship Feltre at dock in Portland

Ships moored at a dock in Portland, next to a building at Pier No. 2. “Feltre” is painted on the larger ship, which is next to a smaller tug boat. Wooded hills can be seen in the background, behind the building (negative 8 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women with sashes and flag at Spanish War veterans gathering

Three women wearing sashes and ribbons stand with flags in front of a window. Two of the women are wearing flowers pinned to their dresses. The two outer women wear sashes with “National Presidents’ [Pageant?]” written on them, and also “New York” and “New Jersey” ribbons (negative 3 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Spanish War veterans parade

Photograph taken from above, showing people walking in a parade. Wearing suits and hats, the men walk in rows down a paved street. People are lined up and watching behind a rope fence (negative 5 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Spanish War veterans parade

Photograph taken from above, showing people walking in a parade. Men and women walk in lines down a paved street, with spectators watching from the sidewalks. On the right side of the frame is a “Shell” gas station. The “Parker” theater is visible in the distance (negative 6 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Spanish War veterans parade

Photograph taken from above, showing cars in a parade. At the bottom of the frame, a car is flanked on two sides by police motorcycles. Next to the street is a “Shell” station, with people standing on the sidewalk (negative 9 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Skidmore Fountain

Photograph showing a decorative fountain in front of a brick building. A draped figure with raised arms holds a dish with cascading water. A wagon and ladder can be seen in the background (negative 4 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Skidmore Fountain engraving

Engraving and dedication on the Skidmore Fountain, at S.W. 1st and Ankeny in Portland. Two decorative lion heads move water into a smaller lower pool, which can be seen in front of a larger pool of water. Buildings and a laundry vehicle can be seen in the background (negative 7 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Skidmore Fountain and buildings

Photograph showing Skidmore Fountain, at S.W. 1st and Ankeny in Portland. Two robed figures with raised arms hold a bowl from which water cascades into a lower pool. In the background are several brick buildings. One of the buildings has a sign reading “Pacific Tent & Awning Co.” while another says “Janitor Supplies” (negative 8 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Herbert Hoover visiting Portland

Portrait of Herbert Hoover standing in front of a train. He is wearing a suit, jacket, and tie. A porter and several people can be seen in the background (negative 3 of 21).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Animal cemetery - Oregon Humane Society

A pet cemetery with small wooden markers with various pet names, including “Saxy,” Bear,” and “Nippy.” A small building with a porch and curtain can be seen in the background (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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