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WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

Women sit at tables in the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. They are each looking downward at a stack of papers. Behind the group is a carved wood object with decorative columns and a pediment, with “Charity” carved into the top (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Nurses for WPA project

Two nurses sit in a room at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. The photograph looks through an open doorway, where the two nurses sit around a table. They are wearing uniforms with hats (negative 11 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

A man sits at a desk at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. He is looking downward towards a typewriter, with papers visible on the desk. Other people can be seen sitting in the background, including a woman in front of a sink (negative 1 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

Alice Greenhall, at home of Portland Zoo curator Arthur Greenhall, with tortoise

10-month-old Alice Greenhall, daughter of Portland Zoo curator Arthur Greenhall, sitting in a crib with a tortoise. She looks upward while holding both hands on the back of the tortoise. A photograph from this series was published on page 5 of the Oregon Journal on Monday December 13, 1943 (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Battleship Oregon scrap iron going into Liberty engine bases at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

Workers with scrap iron from Battleship Oregon at Commercial Iron Works, Portland. The scrap was used to make parts for Liberty ship engines by the company. A photograph from this series was published on page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 14, 1943 (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Battleship Oregon scrap iron going into Liberty engine bases at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

Commercial Iron Works superintendent Oscar Howden, pointing toward scrap iron from Battleship Oregon. The scrap was used to make parts for Liberty ship engines produced by the company. This photograph was published on page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 14, 1943 (negative 1 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women working in warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Marcella Hays and Wilma Burrows work next to a wall lined with cans at a warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver. One woman is standing on the edge of a shelf, holding a can with one arm with another stands below holding the same can. A cart with cans of enamel and industrial finishes is next to the shelf. This photograph was published in page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 7, 1943 (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Laundry at Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A woman doing laundry at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. She appears to be using a laundry wringer next to a utility sink, with other washing units visible throughout the scene. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 8 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

Buildings at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. Deteriorating houses line a muddy dirt road. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 7 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A woman stands next to several chairs at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. She’s holding a paint brush in one hand, and has one chair on top of a table lined with newsprint. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 5 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A woman stands in the doorway of a cabin at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. The cabin appears to be sided in various pieces of deteriorating wood, and pieces of wood can be seen on the ground forming a walkway over dirt. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 4 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Church at Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A small wooden church building at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. A sign on the building reads “Church of God.” The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 3 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A woman stands next to a stove at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. A small dog stands under her extended arm, while a small child watches. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 2 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

House at Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

A small house at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. A pile of dirt and automobile can be seen in front of the house. The camp owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection (negative 10 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, St. Johns

Shipyard workers at the Meadowlark trailer camp for shipyard workers, near the Oregon Shipyards in St. Johns, Portland. It’s owner, J.F. Gilmore, was arrested multiple times in 1943 for running a camp without a certificate of inspection. A woman stands in a makeshift kitchen area, while a man can be seen laying on a bed in a corner of the room (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Navy blimp over Public Service building, Portland

A United States Navy blimp from a navel air station at Tillamook, hovers over the Public Service (Pacific Power and Light) building in Portland. A large sign across the top of the building reads “Power.” A photograph from this series was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, October 27, 1943 (negative 2 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Navy blimp over Oregon Journal building, Portland

A United States Navy blimp from a navel air station at Tillamook, hovers over the Oregon Journal building in Portland. A “Journal” sign can be seen along the side of the building, with a large clock at the top. A similar photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, October 27, 1943 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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