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Claude? O’Connell, basketball player for Albina Hellships

Three-quarters portrait of a basketball player for the Albina Hellships, probably Claude “Skeets” O’Connell, sitting on a bench with his hands folded. He is facing right, smiling, and wearing an Albina uniform. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The name “O’Connell” 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. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Basketball game between Albina Hellships and Vanport Sheriffs

Photograph showing basketball players during a game between the Vanport Sheriffs and the Albina Hellships. The players are clustered at the basket and are looking up at the ball, which is in midair. An Albina player is jumping with one arm outstretched. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44 [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Basketball game between Albina Hellships and Oregon State College

Photograph showing players clustered near the basket during a game between the Albina Hellships and Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). Most of the players are looking toward the left, where No. 23 for Albina, who may be Roy Helser, is holding the ball in outstretched hands, and No. 22 for Oregon State is reaching for the ball. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44 [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed. See related image Nos. 375A0533, 375A0534, and 375A0535. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

Russ Acheson, Washington High School football player

Portrait of a football player posing in a crouch with his right hand in the dirt and his left hand on his hip. The player, a young man or teenage boy, is wearing a football helmet, striped jersey, football pants, and cleats. The former Washington High School in Portland is visible in the background. The number 29 and the name “Rus [sic] Acheson” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image. A mark that may be the number 2 is also written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Football game at Multnomah Stadium

Photograph of the ball carrier (right) running during a football game at Multnomah Stadium in Portland. (Multnomah Stadium is now known as Providence Park.) The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Football player at Multnomah Stadium

Portrait, taken from the side, of an unidentified football player posing in a crouch on the field at Multnomah Civic Stadium in Portland. (Multnomah Civic Stadium is now known as Providence Park.) The player, a young man or teenage boy, is facing to the left and is wearing a helmet, sweatshirt, football pants, and cleats. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Kate Rockwell

Head and shoulders portrait of a woman standing outside the Imperial Hotel, facing front, and looking toward the upper left. She is wearing a hat and a blouse or dress. A button and ribbons are pinned to her dress. The name “Kate Rockwell” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image. See related image No. 371N2146.

Tex Salkeld?

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing to the right and looking toward the front. He is wearing a hat, overcoat, suit vest, collared shirt, and tie. The photograph was taken outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name “Tex Salkell” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image, but it may be a misspelling. The man may be Tex Salkeld, a boxing manager, trainer, and promoter.

D. E. Spain?

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing left and looking toward the front. He has a beard and is wearing glasses, an overcoat, a collared shirt, and a tie. He is standing outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. A name that could be “D E Spain” is written on the negative, but the surname is unclear. The writing is visible at the top of the image.

Warford

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and looking to the right. He is smiling and is wearing a hat, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. He may be standing outside Portland City Hall. The name “Warford, Mr” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 373G0213.

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