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George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, standing outdoors near a crane in the shipyard. He is wearing suit and a hat, facing to the left, and looking at something outside the frame. The number 141 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Albina Engine & Machine Works vice president L. R. Hussa at desk

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at a desk and looking to the left. He is holding a pen over a document lying in front of him. The number 140 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unconfirmed note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Sid Woodbury IV with group of men at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive

Photograph showing 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV with six men outside the office at Albina Engine & Marine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather had offered to match up to $1,000 in cigarette contributions by Albina workers. Boxes of cigarettes are stacked behind the men. In front of them are collection barrels labeled “SOLDIERS” and “MARINES.” Woodbury is standing on a box next to one of the barrels and leaning on an open box of cigarettes on top of the barrel. He and the man at right are holding up a piece of paper money. The other men are standing in a row behind them. The men are unidentified, but the second man from right may be Albina president George Rodgers, and the second man from left may be Woodbury’s grandfather, Sid Woodbury III. Image note: The number 95 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “MARINES.” He is smiling and facing front. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 104 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing a worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland smiling as she holds boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 100 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942, but the exact date is unverified.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a male worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works handing cash to a female worker for a box of Camels during a cigarette drive at the Portland shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 87 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Sid Woodbury IV with group of workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all women, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland posing with 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the Albina shipyard. The two women at center are carrying Woodbury, who is holding up a box of Camel cigarettes in one hand and a 5-dollar bill in the other. On either side side of them is a collection barrel heaped with boxes of cigarettes; the barrel on the left is labeled “SOLDIERS” and the barrel on the right is labeled “MARINES.” Image note: The number 85 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of five unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland donating cigarettes during a drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, all women, are smiling and holding boxes of cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” Image note: The number 84 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Magician Clinton English, Albina Engine & Machine Works employee, performing at Playhouse Theatre?

Photograph showing magician Clinton English, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, performing at the Playhouse Theatre. He is standing on the stage behind a microphone in front of a piano. He is holding a hat in one hand, and a length of ribbon or rope appears to be flying out of the hat. The number 127 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The date and location are unverified. A cropped version of this photograph was later published on Page 4, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on January 15, 1943. A caption that accompanied the photograph identified English and announced a vaudeville show on January 16, 1943, with performances by swing-shift workers from the Albina shipyard and Commercial Iron Works. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Worker pointing to galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a galvanized metal plate bearing two sets of circular marks from shrinking equipment on it. The man is pointing to the set of marks on the left, which is smaller and lighter than the set on the right. The number 120 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 / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Workers looking at diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are leaning on a table and looking at diagrams spread in front of them. Tools are hanging in the background. The number 81 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified person welding a piece of a triangular metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Several other people, also wearing welding masks, are gathered nearby, watching. The number 82 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Ship launching at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. They are standing in front of the ship. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 76 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0413, 375A0414, and 375A0656.

Workers holding cord or cable during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left is a smiling man facing front and holding a length or cord or cable. At right is a smiling woman facing left and taking the cord or cable from him. Behind them are shelves holding plugs, fuses, and other equipment; above are more rolls of cables and cords hanging from the ceiling. The number 157 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 / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

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

Three-quarters portrait of five unidentified male workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are in two rows, facing front. The two men in back are sitting on a wooden frame or scaffold. The man at front left is wearing a welding mask and holding a pair of gloves. The number 163 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 / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

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

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, all men, posing with machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing behind the equipment and looking toward the front. The number 155 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 / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.” Image note: Light leaks on negative.

Worker marking a board during graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is facing right and looking toward the front. He is leaning over a stack of boards and marking the end of one. A saw is lying next to him on the stack. The number 160 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 / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Melva Lillian Cole and four unidentified women at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing five women standing in a row in front of a crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At center is Melva Lillian Cole of Fargo, North Dakota; the other four women are unidentified. The photograph was taken on January 8, 1943, when Cole christened PC 816, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hornet, during a ship-launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 27 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Melva Lillian Cole at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole standing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Friday, January 8, 1943. Cole christened the ship, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet. She is smiling and is holding a bouquet and a bottle wrapped in ribbon. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 24 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Melva Lillian Cole and group at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing four people standing in a row in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left is George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine; second from left is Melva Lillian Cole, who christened the ship, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet; and at far right is U. S. Navy Commander Leland D. Whitford, supervisor of naval shipbuilding in the Portland area. The second man from right is unidentified. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 31 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, and 375A0450.

Albina Engine & Machine Works men’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, six unidentified men, are at a bowling alley, posing in two rows next to a rack of bowling balls. They are wearing matching collared shirts. Each man’s first name is embroidered on his shirt. The men in the front row are Jim, Ray, George, and Ernie. The man at back left is also Jim; the name on the sixth man’s shirt is not visible. The text “V8” 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 / Bowling team.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified women, are in an office, posing in a row. The two women at each end are sitting on a desk, and the other three are standing between them. They are wearing matching short-sleeved button-up shirts. The text “V2” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Bowling team.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works men’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified men, are posing in two rows next to a rack of bowling balls. All but the second man from left are wearing matching shirts with a name embroidered on the pocket. The name “Jack” is visible on the shirt of the man at center, and the name “Blackie” is visible on the shirt of the man at right. The other names are partially obscured. The text “V5” 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 / Bowling team.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works men’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified men, are posing between a table and a bulletin board labeled “The Albina Paddock.” The four men in front are wearing matching collared shirts. The text “V10” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Bowling team.”

Swing-shift workers on stage at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people on a stage. At front is a man standing at a microphone. The rest of the group is standing behind him; in the background at left is a man sitting at a piano. The number 22 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, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

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.

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.

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.

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