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

Women sit at tables in the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. They are each looking downward at a stack of papers. Behind the group is a carved wood object with decorative columns and a pediment, with “Charity” carved into the top (negative 2 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

Train wreck

People stand around a train laying on its side. Behind the engine, several other train cars can be seen. One man stands on top of the train, while several others can be seen in front (negative 1 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train wreck

People stand along tracks, next to the wreckage of a train. Another train can be seen on the tracks. Smoke is drifting throughout the frame, with trees and hills visible in the distance (negative 4 of 18).

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

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 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

Skiers at Winter Sports Carnival

Two women next to one another in the snow, with a wooden building in the background. One woman is wearing skis and has a ribbon pinned to her shirt (negative 2 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Winter Sports Carnival participants

People lined up in front of a microphone at the Winter Sports Carnival on Mount Hood. Several women are wearing matching wool suits and boots. “Standard Oil” logos can be seen throughout the frame (negative 4 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Winter Sports Carnival awards

A smiling man and woman hold an award topped by a ski jumper. Next to them is another smiling man and other onlookers. In the background is a wood paneled wall topped by other awards (negative 6 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Winter Sports Carnival court

Three women wearing wool suits and hats look downward. A blanket is draped over their laps, and several men can be seen standing behind (negative 7 of 18).

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

Japanese adolescents tying hachimaki headwraps

A group of adolescents kneel in rows while tying their hachimaki headwraps. Several are wearing Kendo armor and bamboo swords can be seen on the ground (negative 11 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Japanese adolescents kneeling

A group of Japanese adolescents kneel around the perimeter of a mat (negative 12 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Children with Kendo swords

Children stand in a line holding bamboo shinai swords. They are each wearing a hachimaki headwrap and long robes (negative 7 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People with Kendo armor and swords

Two lines of people hold crossed swords towards one another, while wearing Kendo armor and masks (negative 18 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Japanese women holding fans

A group of Japanese women holding fans and cloth banners stand in two rows. The women in the back hold open fans over their heads, while younger children stand in front with banners showing Japanese writing. An older woman kneels in the front (negative 5 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Japanese women wearing kimonos

A group of Japanese women are seated while holding fans or instruments. Most appear to be children, while an older women holds an open fan (negative 4 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Children with Kendo armor and swords

Two adolescents wear kendo armor and masks, while holding shinai bamboo swords. They are wearing long robes under the armor (negative 6 of 18). Original sleeve title: “Japanese training classes”

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

Train wreck

People stand around the wreck of a railroad train. Two men can be seen on top of the wreckage, pointing. Smoke is drifting throughout the frame (negative 2 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train wreck

People standing amid the wreckage of a train, visibly covered in dirt and ash. Debris can be seen throughout the frame, with smoke and trees (negative 8 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train wreck

A group of people carry something covered in a tarp. Behind them, a train engine and other debris can be seen strewn across the ground. In the background, another group stands next to a crane and more debris (negative 18 of 18).

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 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

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