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Swing-shift worker performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man on a stage. He appears to be singing or speaking. A second unidentified man is sitting at a piano behind him. The number 16 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

Swing-shift worker performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man on a stage. He is standing at a microphone and smiling. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, and 375A0474.

Swing-shift worker performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman on a stage, dancing. She is wearing a hula costume. The number 14 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, and 375A0473.

Welder Jeannine Christensen holding blowtorch, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Jeannine Christensen, a welder at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a slatted work table and looking down at two pieces of metal on the table. She is holding the bottom of her raised welder’s mask with one hand and is holding a lit blowtorch in the other. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Welder Jeannine Christensen using blowtorch, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Jeannine Christensen using a blowtorch on a round piece of metal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a slatted work table and wearing a welder’s mask. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Jeannine Christensen, welder at Albina Engine & Machine Works, walking with unidentified woman

Photograph, taken from the front, showing two women walking down a sidewalk and smiling at one another. The woman at left, carrying a welder’s mask, is Jeannine Christensen, a welder at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The woman at right is unidentified. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Welder Jeannine Christensen speaking to unidentified man at booth, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Jeannine Christensen standing at the window of a booth at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is speaking to an unidentified man on the other side of the window. She is holding a small circular object in one hand, carrying a welder’s mask in the other hand, and holding a lunch box under one arm. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Welder Jeannine Christensen in restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Jeannine Christensen sitting at the counter in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is drinking milk from a bottle, and a slice of pie is on a plate in front of her. Two unidentified workers, both women, are sitting next to her at right. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Four workers seated at table during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Half-length portrait of four unidentified workers, three women and a man, sitting in a row at a dining table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “45X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers with food and gifts during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of a group of unidentified employees in a work area at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing behind a table laid with food, and some of the workers appear to be holding Christmas gifts. The text “30X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers cleaning windows? during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers in overalls, both women, using cloths to wipe a window at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing to the right and smiling. The text “44X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers on swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of a group of unidentified employees posing in three rows in a work area at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “31X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Restaurant or cafeteria workers on swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of a group of unidentified employees in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in two rows with a table between them; the people in the front row are sitting on the table’s bench seat, and the people in the back row are standing behind them. The text “39X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Employees in office during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of five unidentified people, four men and a woman, posing in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. The text “43X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Welder or pipefitter on swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a table, holding a lit blowtorch in one hand, and using pliers to hold a piece of pipe with the other hand. She is wearing protective eyewear on her head, facing front, and smiling. The text “42X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Worker on swing shift, 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 wooden shelf or box with one hand in his pants pocket. He is smiling, looking slightly left, and holding a cigarette. The text “41X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Worker using telephone during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting at a desk, facing to the right, talking on a telephone at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “40X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Restaurant or cafeteria worker on swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified restaurant or cafeteria employee standing at the open drawer of a cash register at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front and looking to the right. She is wearing what appears to be a bullet on a chain around her neck. The text “38X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Cook with knife and tray of meat during swing shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified cook in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing next to a tray of meat and holding a large knife. She is facing to the left, looking toward the front, and smiling. The text “37X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Worker writing in receipt book during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker sitting at a desk and writing in a receipt book. She is facing toward the right and looking down at the book. The text “36X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44” is written on the negative sleeve. The employee is wearing an Albina Engine & Machine Works identification badge, but the shift and date are unconfirmed.

Office worker speaking on telephone during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified office worker sitting at a desk and using a telephone at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the left and holding a document. The text “32X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Employee at desk, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee sitting at a desk at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is holding a pair of glasses in one hand and a document in the other. He is facing front and wearing a suit and tie. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Swing shift workers in doorway of women’s locker room, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing five unidentified female workers posing in the doorway of the women’s locker room at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The two workers in front are crouching, and the other three are standing behind them. The number 34X 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Swing-shift worker with diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is leaning on a table, facing to the right, and looking toward the left. A set of diagrams is spread on the table in front of him, and he is holding a pencil. The text “33X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Employee at typewriter during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified office worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a typewriter, facing to the left, and smiling. The text “32X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers with truck-mounted crane during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers and a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. One worker is in the driver’s seat of the crane, and the other is leaning against a crate hanging from the crane’s boom. Inside the crate are barrels labeled “National Carbide.” The text “29X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0555 and 375A0556.

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