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Workers using equipment at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, using a piece of equipment at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are holding a rectangular object, possibly a small sheet of metal. The man is looking downward, and the woman is looking toward the front and smiling. The number 189 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.”

Cooks? posing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people, possibly cooks, posing in two rows outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three people in the front row are crouching, and the people in the back are standing behind them. The man at center is wearing a chef’s hat, and several of the women are wearing aprons. The number 166 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.”

Albina Subchasers and unidentified soccer team

Photograph showing two soccer teams posing on an athletic field. In the back row, except for the player at far right, are the members of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard soccer team, the Subchasers. They are wearing matching uniforms with a letter “A” on their jerseys. From left to right, the Subchasers players are: B. Carlson, S. Bergman, W. Carlson, B. Swank, K. Hunger, T. Doig, E. Philipp, R. Anderson, L. Ottman, T. DeWitt, and K. Anderson. In the front row, all kneeling, are the members of an unidentified soccer team. They players wearing matching jerseys with an “S” logo on the chest. The unidentified team is probably a group of visiting British sailors. This photograph was probably taken in December 1942. A related photograph, image No. 375A0652, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal sports section on January 3, 1943, along with a story about a soccer game to be played that day between the Albina team and the British sailors. It was to be the second game between the two teams. The number 68 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. 375A0650, and 375A0658.

Man with war bond subscription form, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting a desk, facing left, and looking toward the front. He is holding a pen over a form with the words “Albina Engine & Machine Works Inc. / War Bond Subscription.” The number 71 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.

Employee using telephone at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee sitting at a desk in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing slightly left, looking toward the front, and holding a telephone receiver to her ear. She is wearing an Albina identification button with the number 3131 on it. The number 57 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.

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 right, 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 74 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. 375A0413, 375A0414, and 375A0415.

Cook holding knife and egg, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front, smiling, and holding an egg in one hand and a large knife in the other. A plate of eggs and bacon is on the table in front of her. She is wearing a chef’s hat, glasses, a dress, and an apron. The number 62 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.” Also see image No. 375A0390.

Workers cutting pipe, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The man at left is holding a measuring tape to a piece of pipe held in a clamp, and the man at right is using a hacksaw to cut the pipe. The number 108 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.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Navy serviceman Edward F. Fox speaking during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing showing Edward F. Fox, 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, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 229 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.

Employee on bicycle, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait showing an unidentified woman sitting on a bicycle at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the right and smiling. The number 224 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.” Also see image No. 375A0737.

Twins with casserole?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified women, twins, posing with what appears to be a casserole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The women are standing at a table, facing front, and smiling. On the table in front of them is a large pan of food. They are holding a plate, and each woman is holding a serving spoon full of food over the plate. They are wearing matching dresses. The number 250 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.” See related image No. 375A0734.

Composite photograph of two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite created from a print of image No. 375A0745. That image shows two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In the composite shown here, the background has been removed and the man’s face has been replaced with the head of a different man, Albina Engine treasurer H. W. Erren, from another photograph. Erren’s face may have been cut from a reversed print of image No. 375A0748. Image note: The number 251 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Thelma Leonard inspects Gene Peterson’s time card at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Gene Peterson showing his time card to Thelma Leonard at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Leonard had taken a “No Work, No Woo” pledge, a campaign by Albina workers to reduce absenteeism. Participants pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0406 and 375A0742 were publishd on Page 1, Section 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “SWORN TO TURN A DEAF EAR to masculine blandishments, unless accompanied by a full time card, Thelma Leonard, shipfitter’s helper and vice president of No Work No Woo, looks appraisingly at the time card of Gene Peterson of the plate shop.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” The number 261 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other, and both are wearing boxing gloves. The number 238 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.” Also see image Nos. 375A0735, 375A0749, and 375A0755.

Welding superintendent at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing right, standing with one hand in his pocket, and looking toward the front. He is wearing a button with the text “Albina Engine And Machine Works” and “Welding superintendent” on it. The number 246 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of six unidentified workers, three women and three men, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Diagrams are hanging on the wall behind them. The man at right is wearing an Albina identification button with the number 323 on it, and the man second from right is wearing an ID button with the number 307 on it. The number 242 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.

Unidentified group at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of six unidentified people, five men and a woman, standing in a row outdoors at the Albina Engine Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The two men at center are wearing buttons that may be visitor badges. The number 243 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.”

Worker using machinery, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker using machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is sitting on a stool next to the machine, facing to the left, and holding an object in place with pliers. The number 240 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 posing outside building, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers posing in two rows outside a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The men in the back row are standing on a platform, and the men in the front row are standing on the ground in front of the platform. They are facing front, and most are raising one hand. The number 247 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.” See related image No. 375A0738. Image note: Light leak on negative.

George Rodgers? eating peach during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a man eating a peach during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers brought their produce to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. The man is unidentified but is probably George Rodgers, president of the shipbuilder. He is standing next to a flatbed truck loaded with carrots and boxes of peaches. The Oregon Journal published a story about the market on the front page of Section 2 in its final edition on Thursday, September 9, 1943. Image note: The text “Albina public market 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0764, and 375A0765.

Workers buying produce during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing workers walking toward a pair of trucks loaded with produce during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943. Farmers brought their produce to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. The Oregon Journal published a story about the market on the front page of Section 2 in its final edition on Thursday, September 9, 1943. Image note: The text “Albina public market 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, and 375A0765.

Tess Wilson holding sack of corn during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing worker Tess Wilson holding a sack of corn she purchased during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers came to the shipbuilder and sold directly to workers. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0761 may have been published together in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, September 9, 1943. The photographs had the following caption: “WAR WORKERS HAD A FIELD DAY between shifts Wednesday at Albina Engine & Machine works when they carried off armloads of fresh produce from their ‘Hellship Market.’” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Tess Wilson probably is thinking of ‘roastin’ ears’ as she starts for the war plant gate with a sack of corn.” Image note: The text “Albina public market / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, and 375A0764. Caption information and publication date from print in related collection, Org. Lot 512, Albina Engine & Machine Works photographs, folder 1/7.

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