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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.

Men working on river

Photograph showing men working along an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River). Three men can be seen along the top of a wooden wall, while two others stand on a wooden board at water level. In the background is a cliff, and a transmission tower can be seen in the distance. Written on the side of the negative is "49-154." (image note: see related images PGE 49-161, PGE 49-170, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Group of men in standing with utility truck

Photograph showing a group of men standing next to a street looking at the camera. All the men wear rounded hats, dirtied work clothing, and are standing behind a utility vehicle. In the background are businesses, including "La Salle Cafe." Written on the negative is "49-273." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-274, PGE 49-275).

Group of men working on electrical utilities

Photograph showing four men working on electrical utilities while wearing matching bowler hats. The two furthest individuals are holding an object while two others look on. The man closest to the front of the frame is holding a folding measuring tape. Surrounding the group are multiple conduits. Written on the negative is "49-274." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-273, PGE 49-275).

Men with utility pole

Photograph showing four men in work clothing moving a wooden utility pole. Behind the men, a truck with a tall pulley system is attached to the pole. In the background, a forested hillside can be seen, and a dirt road is visible directly in front of the photographer. (Image note: see related images PGE 49-30, PGE 49-32, PGE 49-54, and PGE 49-93).).

Men with utility pole

Photograph showing four men standing next to a newly installed utility pole. Next to the pole is also a Portland General Electric utility truck, with a tall attached pulley system. Also visible in the truck is another man in the drivers seat. (Image note: see related images PGE 49-30, PGE 49-31, PGE 49-54, and PGE 49-93).).

Men with wooden utility pole

Photograph showing four men installing a wooden utility pole using a pole truck. The back half of a truck with a three legged pole support is visible on the right side of the frame, and the four men stand around the pole. In the background, a wooded hillside can be seen. On the negative is written "49-54." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-30, PGE 49-31, PGE 49-32, and PGE 49-93).

Men building transmission tower

Photograph showing workers building a transmission tower next to railroad tracks and an open field. One man can be seen climbing the right side of the metal structure, while several others look upward from the ground. In the distance, several mountains with snow can be seen. On the negative is written "49-57."

Men pushing wooden utility pole

Photograph showing three men rolling a wooden utility pole along other pieces of wood. Behind the group, a man in a hat and thick gloves points with his left hand. A utility truck with "PGE" written on the drivers side door is parked, with the driver looking out the open window. On the negative is written "49-93." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-30, PGE 49-31, PGE 49-32, and PGE 49-54).

Two men with truck

Photograph showing two men with a "PGE" truck, taken at night. Both men look upward towards the right side of the frame. One stands next to the partially open door with his left leg propped on the vehicle, while the other sits inside and looks out an open window. The man in the front is wearing a hat and overalls. On the negative is written "49-94."

Men using hole digger

Photograph showing workers in an open area using a truck mounted "Williams Hole Digger." The man on the right is facing towards the machine and is leaning towards the hole, while the other man stands to the left also looking towards the hole. Written on the negative is "50-411."

Man working with utility pole

Photograph showing a man in overalls working on a leaning wooden utility pole. He is facing towards the pole, and is holding the handle of a tool which is attached to the base of the wood, which is sitting above a hole. The pole appears to be connected to a pole utility truck visible on the left side of the frame. On the negative is written "50-429."

Pole truck with utility pole

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a man working in front of a pole truck with an attached wooden utility pole. The man is facing towards the pole and is holding a handled tool. He is working in an open field area, with trees and electric lines visible in the background. Written on the negative "50-472."

Pole truck with man on platform

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a pole truck with an attached platform holding a lineman. The man is looking up towards a utility pole to his right. At the base of the pole, a child holding a bicycle and facing towards the camera can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-473."

Man standing on pole truck platform

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a lineman standing on a tilted platform attached to a pole truck. His head is turned towards his left looking back towards the truck, and an industrial building with large windows can be seen in the background. Written on the negative is "50-474."

Man moving utility pole

Photograph showing a man using a clawed tool to adjust the base of a wooden utility pole. He is facing towards the pole, and is slightly bent at the waist as he holds the handle of the tool. Behind him is an open area of grass and trees. Written on the negative is "50-484."

Tree trimming

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a man using an industrial monkey to reach tree limbs over a paved street. The monkey is mounted to a truck with a "PGE" logo painted on the drivers side door. Written on the negative is "50-487."

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