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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.

Worker in room filled with machinery, swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker standing in a room full of large machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is in the back of the room, facing front. The text “26X” 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.”

L. R. Hussa? and unidentified man looking at ship plans, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two men looking at ship plans hanging on a wall at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The man at right is pointing to one of the diagrams. A partially readable label at the bottom of the diagram reads “310-FOOT COASTAL FREIGHTER.” The men in the photograph are unidentified, but the man at right may be L. R. Hussa, Albina Engine’s vice president. The unconfirmed note “Albina shipbuilding / Forum - Husson / 9/24/44” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0561.

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.

L. R. Hussa? and unidentified man at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two men standing in front of plans for a coastal freighter hanging on a wall at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other, and the man on the left is holding a piece of paper. The two men are unidentified, but the man on the right may be L. R. Hussa, Albina Engine’s vice president. The unconfirmed note “Albina shipbuilding / Forum Husson / 9/24/44” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0558.

Employee using office equipment at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a smiling woman in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a desk and facing to the left. A piece of office equipment and a stack of narrow documents are on the desk in front of her. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

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.

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

Photograph, taken from the side, showing rigging superintendent George Buckle standing on a balcony and addressing assembled workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. 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 375A0564.

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. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The third woman from left is holding a young girl. The text “24X” 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. 375A0567, 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 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.

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

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees posing outdoors in several rows at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “19X” is written on the negative and is faintly 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 375A0571.

Medical personnel treating worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a nurse or doctor treating a worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is sitting in a chair with one hand extended toward the nurse or doctor; she Is looking down at his palm and appears to be using a pair of tweezers. A second nurse or doctor is standing next to them, watching. The text “10X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unconfirmed note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

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.”

Three employees posing in office, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified employees, all women, in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman at center is sitting at a desk, and the other two are standing behind her. The text “16X” 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.”

Worker with clock, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker standing in front of a clock at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The clock is mounted on the front of a wooden box at the edge of a building overhang or balcony, and the worker is standing on an object outside a frame to reach the clock. He is facing the clock and has one hand on the side of the box. In the background, a sign on the wall of the building lists the opening and closing hours of the shipyard lunch room. The text “17X” 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.”

Employees eating meal, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees, both women, sitting at a dining table during a meal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing left, looking toward the front, and smiling. The text “1X” 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.”

Employee standing in booth, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee standing in a booth at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front and smiling. Propped in front of her in the booth is a framed and matted photograph of a man wearing a U. S. Navy uniform. A smaller photograph of a man and a woman is tucked into the corner of the mat. Image note: The text “18X” 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.”

Three employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified employees, all women, at a table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in a row and smiling. The employees at left and center are wearing Albina identification badges. The text “8X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employee at door of safety engineers office, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee standing in the door of a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing front and smiling. Signs above the door read “FIRE HOUSE” and “SAFETY ENGINEERS OFFICE.” In the background, an unidentified woman is watching. The text “15X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Employee at desk, 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 right, looking over her shoulder toward the front, and smiling. The text “14X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Worker with metal cylinders, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker balancing on a sawhorse next to a pair of large metal cylinders at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Wrapped around the top of each cylinder is a belt that appears to consist of strips of wood affixed to fabric. The worker is facing to the left and holding a pair of pliers in one hand. With the other hand, he appears to be adjusting a piece of wire holding the belt on the cylinder. The text “13X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Worker receiving pin from Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, attaching a pin to a worker’s jacket. They are facing each other and smiling. The text “12X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44” is written on the negative sleeve.

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