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Foreman in Broadway Bridge gatehouse?

A man in a uniform and hat stands in front of a mechanical unit holding two levers. Behind him, the Willamette River can be seen through a window. “Foreman” can be seen embroidered on his hat (negative 6 of 17). Original title: “Portland bridge gatemen, Broadway and Steel bridges.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man on top of Steel Bridge

A man in overalls and a hat stands on top of the Steel Bridge. His extended arm is resting on a large wheel and cable unit. A warehouse building with “Irwin” on it, and a water tower can be seen in the distance, in front of wooded hills (negative 7 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Man in Steel Bridge gatehouse?

A man stands next to a mechanical unit, likely in the Steel Bridge gatehouse, holding a lever and crank in each hand. Another lever and set of cranks can also be seen. Two windows look out towards a bell, steel beams and a road (negative 8 of 17). Original title: “Portland bridge gatemen, Broadway and Steel bridges.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steel Bridge mechanical house

Several large gears and machines inside a building on the Steel Bridge in Portland. The Broadway Bridge and Willamette River can be seen through the windows looking north (negative 9 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Chinese New Year street fireworks

People stand on a smoke-filled street during Chinese New Year. A stand of fireworks extends from the top of the frame, and a person holding a large dragon can be seen mid-stride. A sign attached to a building reads “Hong Kong Cafe Chop Suey” (negative 1 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Chinese New Year celebration

Photograph taken from above, showing people standing on a street watching a dragon dance during Chinese New Year. A group of men hold cymbals and drums next to a cart (negative 11 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Chinese New Year fireworks

People stand on smoke-filled street as a strand of fireworks ignite. A storefront and sign for “Hong Kong Cafe Chop Suey” can be seen (negative 14 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Chinese New Year celebration

People standing on a sidewalk watching a man holding a large dragon head with attached fabric. Shop windows can be seen in the background (negative 2 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People in window with fireworks for Chinese New Year

People smile from windows during Chinese New Year. A strand of fireworks hangs from a stick held be a woman on the second floor the building, while a string with money hangs from another window (negative 6 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Chinese New Year celebration

A group of men stand next to a wheeled cart laden with cymbals and drums. One of young men holds a set of cymbals, while another holds short sticks for drumming. A crowd, brick building, and signed reading “Center Hotel” can be seen in the background (negative 9 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Seth Luelling house in Milwaukie

The home of orchardist Seth Luelling, at 10966 McLoughlin Blvd, before it was demolished in 1940. Luelling is known for developing the Bing Cherry. In front of the two story home is a cut tree, and sign that reads “Milwaukie Shopping Center, Lowest Chain Store Prices, Get Them All at One Stop, Milwaukie Grocery” and “Milwaukie Hardware” (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

West Burnside Road construction

A road is being constructed through a wooded area, with a hillside covered in masonry stone. People, vehicles, and tools can be seen throughout the frame. A house on top of a hill is in the distance (negative 1 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

West Burnside Road construction

Workers move dirt and large rocks from a hillside while constructing West Burnside Road. Wooden carts on a track are filled with dirt, next to men with shovels. Trees and more workers can be seen in the distance (negative 14 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

West Burnside tunnel construction

A tunnel looks out at a road under construction, with trees and hills in the background. Men with shovels stand on what appears to be freshly laid gravel. A car and excavator can also be seen in the background (negative 3 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

First Congregational Church window

A glass window and wooden pews at Congregational Church in Portland. The window shows a seated man and a woman holding a clay jar (negative 1 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Trinity Lutheran Church window

Glass windows, a small balcony, and a piano at Trinity Lutheran Church. The top windows feature a lamb, while a robed figure can be seen in the bottom. The building later became the Morning Star Baptist Church, which burned down in 2007 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dry-dock worker at Port of Portland

Photograph looking upward, showing a work overalls holding a curved metal tool. He is looking at a large piece of metal, which is likely part of a ship (negative 1 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dry-dock ship at Port of Portland

Two men stand on top of a large ship turbine. On the ground, another man looks upward, while standing next to a wooden scaffold. Behind the men is a pile of debris. The Willamette River, an industrial building with a smokestack, and trees can be seen in the background.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dry-dock ship at Port of Portland

Photograph looking upward at a dry-dock ship with a gangplank. A man walks across the gangplank towards the ship. A wheeled scaffold, tools, and men can be seen on the deck below the ship. The Willamette River and trees can be seen in the distance (8 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Search for Gerald Herrmann and Jay Lorentz

A group of people, wearing skis and snow gear, search for missing Mt. Hood climbers Gerald (Spike) Herrmann and Jay Lorentz. Behind the group is a building and ski lift at Timberline Lodge. Lorentz was later found alive, while Herrmann didn’t survive (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland High school relay races

A shirtless runner holding a baton passes the finish line at a race track. A man stands at the side of the track holding one end of the finish line string, while standing and seated people watch from the side. Another runner in a “W” uniform is just behind the first (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland High school relay races

A runner, wearing a “G” jersey, crossed a string finish line while holding a baton. Spectators sit and stand along the edges of the dirt track (negative 5 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Two dancers in costume

Two dancers in dresses stand facing forward, with arms looped around each other’s waists. Each is slightly elevated on their toes, with outside arm elevated. Behind them is a curtain (negative 1 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ballerina wearing tutu

A ballerina with tightly curled hair faces away from the camera with standing en pointe. Both her arms are raised, and one leg is extended to the back. A certain can be seen behind her (negative 13 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Leaping dancer

A dancer, wearing a costume and ballet shoes, leaps in a grassy field. Her arms are extended, and she is looking towards the camera. Trees and houses can be seen in the background (negative 3 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dancers holding dresses

A group of dancers poses while holding the sheer edges of their costume dresses. The four front women kneel, while the others stand. A patterned curtain can be seen in the background, as well as a light hanging from the ceiling (negative 5 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ballerina wearing tutu

A dancer holds the edges of a tutu while standing on her toes. She is learning towards the camera with her upper body. Behind her is a curtain (negative 7 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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