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

Photograph showing an unidentified worker with a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is standing next to a crate hanging from the crane. He has one hand on the crate and the other on his hip. Other Albina workers are visible in the background. The text “28X” 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. 375A0553 and 375A0556.

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

Photograph showing an unidentified worker with a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is standing next to a crate hanging from the crane. He is facing right, looking toward the front, and resting one hand on the crate. Inside the crate are barrels labeled “National Carbide.” The text “27X” 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. 375A0553 and 375A0555.

George Buckle addressing workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from behind, showing George Buckle speaking to assembled workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, July 26, 1944. Members of the Albina Hellcats band are sitting behind him. They are in a second-story room open to the outdoors on one side, and the crowd is gathered below. A cropped version of this photograph was published in on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 30, 1944. It had the following caption: “TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS that war workers in the area face, the Working-Stiffs’ Forum is inaugurated at Albina. George Buckle, rigging superintendent, outlines the plan whereby shipbuilders at lunch hour meetings can discuss working and living problems in the area, and methods of improvement. In the foreground is the Hellcats band.” The photograph accompanied a story by Jean Muir headlined “Albina Workers Establish Forum.” Muir reported that the forum would meet three times a week at the lunch hour, with one meeting to focus on shipyard issues and the other two on general problems. Muir wrote: “Everything vital to the business of living during the war or in the postwar world will be open for discussion — from suggested improvements in working conditions to better food for the children and plans for worker security when the war is over.” See related image Nos. 375A0564 and 375A0565.

Four unidentified people at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing four people, two women and two men, standing in a row outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. All four are looking at a document that the man at left is holding. The woman at right is wearing a button with the word “VISITOR” on it. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

George Buckle addressing workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing rigging superintendent George Buckle speaking to assembled workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, July 26, 1944. Members of the Albina Hellcats band are sitting behind him. They are in a second-story room open to the outdoors on one side, and the crowd is gathered below. Buckle was outlining a plan for shipyard meetings, called the Working-Stiffs’ Forum, to discuss problems faced by employees. A story about the meetings, headlined “Albina Workers Establish Forum,” was published on Page 1, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 30, 1944. The story, by Jean Muir, reported that the forum would meet three times a week at the lunch hour, with one meeting to focus on shipyard issues and the other two on general problems. Muir wrote: “Everything vital to the business of living during the war or in the postwar world will be open for discussion — from suggested improvements in working conditions to better food for the children and plans for worker security when the war is over.” See related image Nos. 375A0560 and 375A0565.

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all women, posing in three rows next to a table stacked with wrapped Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The text “22X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0566, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all women, posing next to a table stacked with wrapped Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. At left are stacks of wrapped Christmas gifts and a decorated tree. The text “21X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0569, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all women, posing next to a table stacked with wrapped Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The employees are facing front, and most are smiling. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The text “23X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of eight women and two men posing next to a table stacked with Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The text “25X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all men, posing next to a table stacked with wrapped Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The employees are facing front, and most are smiling. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The man at far left is wearing a button with the words “CLEANUP LEADER” on it. The text “20X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0570, and 375A0572.

Two employees having coffee or tea, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees sitting at a table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are smiling and facing front. The woman at left is holding a pot of coffee or tea, and the woman at right is holding a mug. The text “11X” 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 / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Restaurant staff, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Group portrait showing the staff of a restaurant at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in three rows in the dining room. The people in the front row are sitting at one of the tables, and the others are standing behind them. They are wearing matching uniforms. The text “2X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. The people in the image are unidentified. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, four unidentified women, are posing in a row on a staircase, each woman standing on a different step. They are wearing matching collared shirts. A bowling pin is arranged next to each woman’s feet, and the women at right and at second from left are holding bowling balls. The number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, four unidentified women, are sitting on a staircase and are holding bowling balls. Three bowling pins are arranged on the step next to the women in front. The bowler at front left is wearing a shirt with the name “Julia” embroidered on it. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Unidentified official speaking at keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified official speaking during the keel laying for a cargo ship at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. In this photograph, the official is standing at a microphone. He is standing with others on a bunting-draped platform. Workers are watching from a pier or other elevated wooden structure in the background. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0598, 375A0599, 375A0601, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0604, 375A0605, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

G. H. van der Stoop watching workers lay keel for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing G. H. van der Stoop (left), technical representative of the Netherlands purchasing commission, watching an unidentified Albina Engine & Machine Works employee working on the keel of a cargo ship. The photograph was taken during the keel laying at the Albina shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0598, 375A0599, 375A0600, 375A0601, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0604, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employee?, head and shoulders portrait

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified man, possibly an employee of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, facing right and looking toward the front. He is wearing glasses, a coat, a sweater, a collared shirt, and a tie. The number 52 is written on the negative. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Employee in office at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is in an office, sitting at a desk and facing to the right. She is writing on the bottom of a typewritten letter on the desk in front of her. Photographs are tacked to the wall behind her; among them are prints of image Nos. 375A0358 and 375A0367. The number 47 is written on the negative and is visible in the bottom right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Damaged negative emulsion.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified workers, all men, posing in a room filled with machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 43 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: Damaged negative emulsion.

Two workers outdoors at night, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken at night, showing two unidentified men working outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker at left is standing on what may be a ship under construction; he is holding a cable, bending over, and looking downward. The worker at right is crouched nearby, watching the worker at left. The number 55 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.

Crowd of workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing a large crowd of workers assembled outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 171 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.” This photograph may be related to image Nos. 375A0626 and 375A0635.

Workers walking at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, both women, walking in arm in arm at the Albina Engine & Machine works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. The number 168 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.”

Employees in office at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees, a woman and a man, sitting in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman is sitting at a typewriter, facing left, and smiling. The man is holding a pen in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The number 175 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.”

Welder with blowtorch, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified welder at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is standing at a table, holding a blowtorch, and looking down at a smoking circular object on the table in front of him. The number 185 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 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.

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