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Jean de Graaf posing at keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing 9-year-old Jean de Graaf standing on a board atop the keel of a cargo ship at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during the keel laying for the ship on March 16, 1945. Jean de Graaf, the daughter of Oregon tulip grower Jan de Graaf, is facing front, wearing traditional Netherlands clothing, and holding a Dutch flag. Several unidentified Albina employees are crouched around her, working on the ship’s keel. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, 1945, 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, 375A0605, and 375A0607.

Jack Schmidt and Bert Lowry of Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with Nancy Vincent and pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing two workers holding a smiling girl as they stand in front of a sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on February 7, 1943. It had the following caption: “ ‘WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR,’ say Jack Schmidt, left, and Bert Lowry of Albina, who hold Nancy Vincent in front of their pledge ‘that we will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won.’ “ The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Albina Workers Sign Pledge / Absenteeism ‘Voted Out.’” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0678, 375A0679, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 201 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.

Ray Harwood with sheep

Photograph of Ray Harwood kneeling next to a sheep near the doorway of a building. The number 12 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the photograph. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 374N0844 and 374N0846, was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on November 4, 1928. The photographs were published together under the headline “Among Blue Bloods at Stock Show.” This photograph had the following caption information: “Ray Harwood of Eugene, member of the 4-H club, and the sheep owned by him that won first prize at the Salem State fair in club entries in the fat lambs class.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Three boys with sheep

Photograph of three unidentified boys kneeling next to a sheep as a crowd watches in the background.The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with sheep

Photograph of an unidentified boy crouching in front of a sheep and holding it in place. The boy and sheep are outside the door of a barn or exhibition hall. The number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Livestock exposition representative greeting girl

Photograph of a representative from the 1928 Pacific International Livestock Exposition greeting a girl with flowers after her arrival in Portland. The girl was on a train carrying exhibitors and livestock from eastern and midwestern states. Also see image Nos. 374N0856, 374N0861, and 374N0865.

Two girls with calf

Photograph of two unidentified girls posing with a calf outside the doors to a barn or exposition hall. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with bull or steer

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a bull or steer and holding it by a lead rope attached to the animal’s nose ring. The photograph was probably been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Four children on draft horse

Photograph of four unidentified children sitting on the back of a draft horse. An unidentified man is standing in front of the horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Girl holding rabbit

Photograph of an unidentified young girl sitting on the running board of a vehicle and holding a rabbit in her lap. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Girl and sheep

Photograph of an unidentified young girl smiling at a sheep that is leaning against her. An unidentified man is crouching next to the sheep. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boys crouching to grab wrapped objects

Photograph of unidentified boys kneeling on the ground and reaching for objects that appear to be apples wrapped in paper. On the left side of the image, an unidentified man is walking away from the boys carrying an open box. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified teenage boy holding a steer by its halter. The boy and steer are standing next to a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified boy holding a steer by a lead rope. The boy and steer are standing outside a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man and children in stall with cow

Photograph of an unidentified man and three unidentified children in a stall with a cow. The man and the girl in the center are watching the girl on the left, who is sitting on a box next to the cow and is reaching toward the cow’s udder. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Young girl looking at cow in stall

Photograph of an unidentified young girl sitting on the fence around a pen, looking down at a cow standing next to her. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Also see image No. 374N0944.

Young girl and calf

Photograph of an unidentified young girl making a face as a calf pushes its nose into her jacket. The girl and calf are standing next to an animal pen. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Also see image No. 374N0943.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a steer. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The steer may be the same animal pictured in image No. 374N948.

Young girl and dog

Photograph of an unidentified young girl standing next to a dog. An unidentified woman, partially outside the frame, is holding the dog’s leash. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The exposition began to include a dog show in 1931.

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