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Female shipyard worker

An unidentified female employee of a shipyard in Portland during WWII takes a lunch break. Women were recruited into wartime industry jobs when men were sent overseas. Portland’s shipyards attracted thousands of women and African American workers looking for skilled, high-wage jobs.

Oak Grove project, placing first concrete in powerhouse

Photograph taken from a high angle looking downward at the Oak Grove powerhouse site, showing the first cement being placed. Several men are gathered around the bottom section of a wooden chute extending towards a floor with metal framework. The Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River is visible in the background. (Image note: deterioration can be seen on the bottom left corner of the negative).

Worker at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing a smiling man at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. He is standing along the side of a dirt road, and is leaning downwards with a pick ax. Snow is on the ground behind the man (negative 12 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Station E, installation of boilers

Photograph showing the installation of the boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the top of wooden scaffolding while looking at the camera. A pile of bricks can be seen at the base of the wall, next to wooden debris and a wheelbarrow.

Station E, construction at boiler room

Photograph showing a group of workers during the construction of the boiler room at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men sit in a row at the base of the structure, with two sitting above. A man in a suit stands at the back on the right side of the frame.

Oak Grove project, floor under unit #1

Photograph taken from a high angle looking downward at floor construction for the Oak Grove powerhouse. Wood, pipes, and metal framework can be seen in the floor, while workers can be seen throughout the image. A man is standing on a section of floor with a wooden circle, next to a tripod total station (Image note: deterioration can be seen on the negative along the bottom edge).

Station E, boilers

Photograph showing four men posing with boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the front of the boilers while two others peak out near the top.

Oak Grove project, closing of gates at dam

Photograph showing a cement dam on the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas river, captured immediately after closing for the first time. Water can be seen at the base of the dam to the front, with four men visible to the right. Uphill from the dam structure, other wooden structures can be seen. (Image note: see related image PGE 16-927).

Oregon Shipyards workmen

Photograph showing workmen from the Oregon Shipyards in Portland, seated on a couch and benches. Most likely taken inside a cooperative bus, arriving at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 6 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998