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Unidentified cook slicing meat at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing at a table and slicing meat in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing front and is wearing a chef’s hat, a collared shirt, and an apron. In front of him on the table is a tray of sliced meat. The number 124 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42.”

Production award pennants and U. S. flag flying at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing a United States flag, a Navy “E” Award pennant (left), and an Army-Navy “E” Award pennant flying on a flagpole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The “E” awards were granted for outstanding wartime production efforts. The Navy “E” award was given until July 1942, and the combined Army-Navy “E” Award was given from July 1942 through August 1945. The Albina shipyard received the Army-Navy pennant with a star, shown in this photograph, in October 1942; a presentation ceremony was held on October 27, 1942. A star was given when award recipients maintained their performance record for six months after receiving the original award. Image note: The number 121 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unconfirmed. Photograph shows spots of discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Cook making pancakes and bacon at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an unidentified woman cooking pancakes and bacon in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a stove and is holding a can of pancake batter. She is wearing a chef’s hat, a dress, and an apron. The number 132 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42.” Also see image Nos. 375A0667 and 375A0736.

Performers from Albina Engine & Machine Works? at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing three people, two women and a man, standing in a row and smiling. The man, in the center, has one arm around each woman. The number 130 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The following unverified note is written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre.” Some or all of the people in this photograph may be employees of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are unidentified, but the woman at left may be Pat Mulligan, a singer and Albina welder. See related image Nos. 375A0396, 375A0397, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Frances Millering and Vincent ‘Curley’ Goguen, beauty king candidate at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing Frances Millering and Vincent “Curley” Goguen walking down the street arm in arm on Friday, July 10, 1942. Goguen, a candidate in the Albina Engine & Machine Works’ shipyard “beauty king” contest and war-bond drive, is wearing a dress and carrying a top hat and walking stick. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0387, which featured candidate Bill “Pigsfeet” Moore, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, July 11, 1942. This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘CURLEY’ STEPS OUT—Vincent (‘Curley’) Goguen, also a candidate for beauty king at Albina Engine & Machine Works, stepped out to Victory center Friday noon with his sponsor, Frances Millering. A war bond’s a vote for Curley, he has informed brother machinists. A cropped version of this photograph was also published on Page 6 of the Journal’s final edition on July 13, 1942, with a story headlined “ ‘Curley’ Goguen Voted Albina’s ‘King of Beauty.’ “ Image note: The number 134 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

George Rodgers and workers marking completion of railway spur at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers holding a sledgehammer over the last spike for a new railway spur as a group of Albina shipyard workers doff their hats. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, November 7, 1942. The photograph had the following caption: “THE A. B. & T. RAILWAY (Albina, Berlin & Tokyo), Albina Engine & Machine works men call this spur from the main line to the yard, because it hooks up Albina with the waterfronts of the world. George Rodgers, company president, drives the ‘golden’ spike to complete the spur.” The number 122 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0393.

George Rodgers and workers marking completion of railway spur at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers holding a sledgehammer over the last spike for a new railway spur as a group of Albina shipyard workers doff their hats. A similar photograph, image No. 375A0393, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, November 7, 1942. That photograph had the following caption: “THE A. B. & T. RAILWAY (Albina, Berlin & Tokyo), Albina Engine & Machine works men call this spur from the main line to the yard, because it hooks up Albina with the waterfronts of the world. George Rodgers, company president, drives the ‘golden’ spike to complete the spur.” The number 123 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Three unidentified workers eating meal at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified workers in overalls sitting at a dining table during a meal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three women are sitting in a row and smiling. The number 125 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees? performing at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing five unidentified people, three men and two women, standing in a row at a microphone on a stage. The man at center is playing an accordion, and the man at right and the woman at left appear to be singing. The number 126 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. Some or all of the performers may be employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman at right may be Pat Mulligan, a singer and Albina welder. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0397, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Magician Clinton English, Albina Engine & Machine Works employee, performing at Playhouse Theatre?

Photograph showing magician Clinton English, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, performing at the Playhouse Theatre. He is standing on the stage behind a microphone in front of a piano. He is holding a hat in one hand, and a length of ribbon or rope appears to be flying out of the hat. The number 127 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The date and location are unverified. A cropped version of this photograph was later published on Page 4, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on January 15, 1943. A caption that accompanied the photograph identified English and announced a vaudeville show on January 16, 1943, with performances by swing-shift workers from the Albina shipyard and Commercial Iron Works. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees? performing at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing a woman on a stage, standing at a microphone. The number 128 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The woman is unidentified but may be Pat Mulligan, a singer and a welder at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0397 and 375A0399.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees? performing at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing a woman and a man standing on a stage at a microphone. The woman is looking to the left and laughing, and she and the man are holding a twenty-dollar bill. The number 129 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The people in this photograph are unidentified, but one or both may be employees of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0397 and 375A0399.

Unidentified girl and boy with war savings stamps?

Photograph showing an unidentified boy and teenage girl. The girl is wearing a tray with compartments around her neck, and she is handing an object to the boy, who is facing her and holding stamps in his other hand. He may be buying war savings stamps from the girl. The number 131 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Equipment for shrinking galvanized metal plates at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing equipment used for shrinking galvanized metal plates in front of a metal sheet at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 116 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Shrinking equipment in use on galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a piece of shrinking equipment, which appears to simultaneously heat a surface and spray it with water, in use on a galvanized metal plate at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 117 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a galvanized metal plate with marks from shrinking equipment at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 119 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Worker using shrinking equipment on galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Metal Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker using shrinking equipment on a galvanized metal plate at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 118 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Worker pointing to galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a galvanized metal plate bearing two sets of circular marks from shrinking equipment on it. The man is pointing to the set of marks on the left, which is smaller and lighter than the set on the right. The number 120 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Female workers signing ‘No Work, No Woo’ pledge to reduce absenteeism at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three female employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in an office, standing on opposite sides of a counter. The women at right, one of whom is signing a book, are joining a chapter of “No Work, No Woo” (N. W. N. W), a group whose members pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0741 and 375A0742 were published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “GIRLS RUSH TO JOIN THE UNION of workers and wooers. Not satisfied with an absentee record of 3.2 per cent for the yard, Albina girls plan to make the attendance record 100 per cent. Rosalie Holder, office worker and secretary of N. W. N. W., signs up Betty Langston and Louise Brundage, both duplicator’s helpers, who pledge themselves to date no absentees.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” Image note: The number 263 is written on the negative.

Workers looking at diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are leaning on a table and looking at diagrams spread in front of them. Tools are hanging in the background. The number 81 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Three servers? at restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three young women, probably servers, standing in a row behind the counter at a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 78 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Cook with large bowl of food at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman standing at a table at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. She is facing front, smiling, and holding a spoon or serving utensil over a large bowl of food. She is wearing a chef’s hat, dress, and apron. The number 79 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employee at desk, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting at a desk at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. He is facing right, looking toward the front, and holding a letter or document. He is wearing a suit and hat. The number 80 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified person welding a piece of a triangular metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Several other people, also wearing welding masks, are gathered nearby, watching. The number 82 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Workers welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified people crouching on the floor and welding at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. A fourth person is standing nearby, holding up an object for eye protection as he watches. The number 83 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Ship-launching ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 77 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0414, 375A0415, and 375A0656.

Ship-launching ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works; his sister, Lillian Person; his niece Mae Magill; and an unidentified U. S. Navy serviceman posing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard in Portland. The ceremony to launch the submarine chaser PC-867, known as Hell Hound, was held on December 3, 1942. Pearson, who christened the ship, is holding a bottle wrapped in ribbon, and both she and Magill are carrying large bouquets. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 75 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0413, 375A0415, and 375A0656.

Ship launching at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. They are standing in front of the ship. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 76 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0413, 375A0414, and 375A0656.

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