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Vanport School opening

A teacher and student at newly opened Vanport School near Portland. The child is seated at a table holding an open book, while the teacher stands next to him and points downward (negative 1 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport School opening during construction

The Vanport School building at the time of its opening, near Portland. Construction debris is in front of the building, with a visible open doorway. A tall ladder leans against a brick wall (negative 2 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport School opening during construction

The Vanport School building at the time of its opening, near Portland. Construction debris is in front of the building, with workers on a utility pole and on the ground. Piles of pipe and wood can be seen (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Principal at Vanport School opening

The principal of Vanport School, standing out side an office. The woman is on a wooden porch with one hand on a door, next to which is window sign reading “Principal, Mrs. Skeen” (negative 4 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport School student at opening

A child at Vanport School, sitting at a desk and holding “Democracy Readers” book. He is seated at a desk and smiling towards the camera (negative 5 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport School opening

People in an office at Vanport School, standing next to the desk of school principal Mrs. Skeen. The principal is also standing and facing towards the visitors, with one arm extended and holding a pencil (negative 6 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport children leaving for beach trip

Children and adults boarding a school bus at Vanport, before departing on a trip to a coastal beach. The people have formed a line outside an open school bus door. A similar photograph was published on the front page of section 2 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 16, 1943 (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport children leaving for beach trip

Children and adults boarding a school bus at Vanport, before departing on a trip to a coastal beach. A sign attached to a street sign for “N. Force Ave.” reads “Campers meet here.” People stand with luggage and blankets. A story for this series was published on the front page of section 2 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 16, 1943 (negative 3 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport street with school

People on a sidewalk outside of a school in Vanport. Several women are seated along a small fence, and a school bus is parked at the curb. A woman is a wide brimmed hat is walking towards the camera (negative 1 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport City street

People on a sidewalk outside of a school in Vanport. A man and woman stand next to a sign that reads “No Parking” while a school bus can be seen parked along the curb in the distance. On the left side of the street is a “Shopping Center” building (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport City

People stand outside a corner building in Vanport. On the corner is a sign that reads “Baseball Tonite, 6:30” and an “Administration” building can be seen across the street (negative 3 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport City

Two women walk side by side on a sidewalk in Vanport. One of the women is carrying a paper bag. Across the street is a “United States Post Office Building” (negative 4 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport City

A building lined street in Vanport. Identical two-story buildings can be seen extending into the distance, and people can be seen walking along both sides of the street (negative 7 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport City

People sit on covered benches (at a bus stop?) in Vanport. In the distance is a street lined with people and buildings, including one with a sign reading “administration” (negative 9 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport Girl Reserve Carolers

A group of Girl Reserve carolers at Vanport, wearing matching outfits and standing next to a bench (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport gardeners

A group of adults and children over a fence at Vanport City, watching gardeners in a fenced off area. The gardeners are kneeling down in between rows of plants (negative 1 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport residents on porch

Two women, wearing patterned floral dresses, sit on a porch in Vanport City. The pair are seated in a small fenced yard in front of a house doorway (negative 3 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport residents with plants

Five women gathered around a table at Vanport City. On the table are boxes and a vase holding what appear to be cut plants (negative 4 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Students at table in Vanport School cafeteria

Students seated at a table in a cafeteria at Vanport School, with one adult. Many of the girls are looking towards the camera and smiling. A photograph from this series was published on page 54 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, December 10, 1944 (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Food window at Vanport School cafeteria

Students line up at a window at the Vanport School cafeteria. Plates of food and glass milk bottles are on a counter at the window, which can also be seen on a table at the center of the frame. This photograph was published on page 54 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, December 10, 1944 (negative 3 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire at Vanport shopping center

People inspect fire damage at the Vanport shopping center. The roof of the building appears to have burned away, with charred wood visible throughout the scene. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 17, 1945 (negative 1 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire at Vanport shopping center

People inspect fire damage at the Vanport shopping center. The roof of the building appears to have burned away, with charred wood visible throughout the scene. Shelves of goods can be seen at the far side of the room. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 17, 1945 (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Classroom at Vanport School

A teacher plays piano as children circle around a table, at Vanport School. The children are holding small United States flags (negative 1 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport apartment

A woman and child stand in a kitchen area of an apartment in Vanport City. Shelves line the walls and a small hot plate sits on the counter (negative 7 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport City, dismantling apartment building

An apartment building in Vanport City, after being dismantled following the end of World War II. Two chimneys can be seen amid piles of wooden debris, with workers. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 25, 1946 (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport City, dismantling apartment building

An apartment building being dismantled in Vanport City, following the end of World War II. Empty windows can be seen in the two-story building, and pieces of wood litter the ground. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 25, 1946 (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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