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Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers gathered for an address at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers in the front rows are seated; the others are standing. The number 205 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0682 and 375A0683.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works pledging to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland signing a large notebook as he pledges to reduce absenteeism in February 1943. Behind him are a pair of signs. The larger sign has the words “ALBINA AT BAT” at top, and it shows a baseball player preparing to swing at caricatures depicting the heads of Hideki Tōjō, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. The second sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” The worker has an Albina identification button on his hat; on the button is the number 838. Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0677, 375A0678, and 375A0679. Image note: The number 204 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers, probably about absenteeism, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Propped against the microphone stand is a partially visible poster that depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Also see image Nos. 375A0680 and 375A0683. Image note: The number 206 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers, probably about absenteeism, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Propped against the microphone stand is a partially visible poster that depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Also see image Nos. 375A0680 and 375A0682. Image note: The number 208 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker looking over edge of balcony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker looking over the edge of a balcony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing left and looking toward the front. The number 196 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.”

Workers carrying woman with injured foot at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified male workers carrying a third employee, a woman, with a bandaged foot at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers were probably taking her to or from her seat for an address at which she was taking notes. The number 198 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 192 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0687, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 194 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Man reading from poster during address to workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing an unidentified man facing to the left , holding a poster, and reading the text on the poster aloud during an address to workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The poster depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Image note: The number 197 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The number 199 was written on the negative, then crossed out. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Woman taking notes during address to workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman sitting in a chair with her back to a crowd of workers during an address at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front, looking downward, and writing in a notebook. Her right foot is bandaged. The number 193 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, and 375A0692.

Workers eating in restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers eating in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 199 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.”

Workers eating in restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of workers sitting at a table and eating a meal in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 200 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.”

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 195 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, and 375A0689.

Welder Pat Mulligan? at microphone during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a woman standing at a microphone during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The woman is unidentified but may be Albina welder Pat Mulligan, who sang at the ceremony. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 233 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Electrician Ed Mabie holding pennant during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing electrician Ed Mabie standing a microphone and holding an Army-Navy “E” Award pennant during a ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. During the ceremony, Albina was presented with an E award pennant bearing two stars, which denoted that the shipbuilder had maintained its record of outstanding war production for a year after first receiving the award. Mabie accepted the pennant as the representative of the Albina workers. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 228 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Francis Fieger holding Albina Engine & Machine Works’ pledge against absenteeism

Photograph showing Francis Fieger, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, sitting at a table and holding open a large notebook. On the top page is the following text: “Pledge to My Country / And to / Franklin D. Roosevelt / President of the United States, as its leader, / We, the undersigned workers at / Albina Engine and Machine Works & Shipyard / builders of Subchasers, Portland, Oregon, aware that every man-hour counts in America’s War for Freedom, / do hereby pledge that we will refrain from taking even one hour off work unnecessarily, until the war is won. / May God give you and our country strength to achieve a glorious victory.” On the bottom page are two columns of handwritten signatures. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1943. It had the following caption: “NATIONAL PLEDGE, which President Roosevelt and Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins say will be used as a national pledge to help curb absenteeism in defense plants. Francis Fieger, Albina worker, signs the document which originated here.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Pledge to Become National / Albina Plan Wins Honors.” According to the story, the pledge was signed by every worker in the shipyard and by management. Image note: The number 227 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Vincent, Ralph

Workers on break at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing workers sitting on the ground outside the office during a break at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Some of the workers are eating or smoking. The number 220 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Crowd of workers at award ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers gathered outside the office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland during an award ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The ceremony was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 221 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Light leak on negative.

Model ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a model ship sitting on top of a stack of wood at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 226 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.” See related image No. 375A0699.

Worker holding model ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is sitting on a stack of wooden boards, facing front, and holding a model ship. The number 225 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.” See related image No. 375A0698.

Three Navy servicemen and electrician Ed Mabie holding pennant during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) U. S. Navy servicemen Russell H. Jones Jr., William D. Langston and Edward F. Fox, all machinist mates second class, with Albina Engine & Machine Works electrician Ed Mabie. They are holding up an Army-Navy “E” Award pennant with two stars. The photograph was taken during a ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 1943, to present Albina Engine with the two-star pennant, which denoted that the shipbuilder had maintained a record of outstanding war production for a year after first receiving the E award. Mabie accepted the pennant as the representative of the Albina workers. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 219 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is standing outdoors, facing front, and wearing a hat, coat, and trousers. The number 256 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.”

U.S. Navy serviceman Russell H. Jones Jr. speaking during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Russell H. Jones, a machinist mate second class in the U. S. Navy, speaking during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 230 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

U.S. Navy serviceman William D. Langston speaking during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing William D. Langston, a machinist mate second class in the U. S. Navy, speaking during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 231 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employee and unidentified woman

Three-quarters portrait of two unidentified women leaning against a piano, facing front, and smiling. The woman at left, an worker from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, is wearing a hat, jacket, and overalls. She is holding a welder’s mask with the number 1864 and the word “ALBINA” on the front, and a skull and crossbones on the side. The woman at right is wearing a matching blouse and skirt and is holding a purse and gloves. The photograph may have been taken at the Victory Center outside the Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. The building partially visible in the background is probably the Meier & Frank building. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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