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).
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).
Photograph showing men in work wear standing next to a large Y shape penstock. The metal penstock is seated on long pieces of wood with visible writing on different sections. A railroad track can be seen crossing through the front of the frame.
Photograph showing men working on a large wood frame structure. Pieces of wood and tools can be seen throughout the image, and a ladder can be seen in the bottom right corner. Written on the negative is “Intake, Bull Run, 2-26-12 (67).”
Photograph showing a construction site Bull Run. Two men face away from the camera while standing next to piles of cut wood. A small building and wooden tower with ladder can be seen in the background.
Photograph showing construction at the Big Sandy Dam (likely the Marmot Dam). Workers can be seen on the wooden structure, with flowing water at the right side of the image. In the background are several small wooden structures. Written on the image is “B.S. 32.”
Photographs showing six works in tunnel at Oak Grove. One man looks at the camera, while another uses a pick ax to examine a white vein in the rock wall. The four men at the top of the frame stand on temporary scaffolding.
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).
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).
Photograph showing men standing next to a round wooden structure during construction at the Oak Grove powerhouse. Two of the men lean on the structure while looking towards the camera. Wooden and metal framing can be seen throughout the image.
Photograph showing six men working next to a large metal column at the Oak Grove powerhouse. Around the group are piles of cut lumber, tools, and metal and wood building framework. A recently logged hillside can be seen in the background. (Image note: some discoloration can be seen along the left side of the negative).
Photograph showing an incomplete electrical bay at the Oak Grove dam, with several man visible throughout the frame. Electrical conduits can be seen on the floor, with wood and steel on the supporting walls. A dirt hillside can be seen in the background behind the far wall.
Photograph showing a group of men standing with piles of cut wooden boards and logs. One man leans down while the rest of the group looks on. In the foreground is a steam tractor with an attached belt used to run the saw blade. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-105.”
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).
Photograph showing an oil tank during construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Near the top of the frame, several men look at the camera.
Photograph showing men working in a trench at Station E while installing a circulation water system (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). A ladder leads up from the trench towards a dirt wall, and several large pieces of pipe are on the ground.
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.
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.
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.
Photograph showing construction progress on the intake penstocks at the Cazadero Dam/Station G. Workers are visible in the center of the frame, and five large pipes are seen on the right. Construction debris can be seen throughout the image.
Photograph showing workers during re-decking of the Cazadero Dam. Four men stand at the top of the structure, while one sits on a ladder looking upward. Another part of the wooden dam is visible in the background.
Photograph showing in-progress re-decking of the spillway at the Cazadero Dam/Station G. Men are visible at the top and bottom of the structure, and water and wood debris can be seen below the spillway.
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.