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U.S. Navy serviceman Edward F. Fox speaking during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing showing Edward F. Fox, a machinist mate second class in the U. S. Navy, speaking during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 229 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employee on bicycle, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait showing an unidentified woman sitting on a bicycle at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the right and smiling. The number 224 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” Also see image No. 375A0737.

Twins with casserole?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified women, twins, posing with what appears to be a casserole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The women are standing at a table, facing front, and smiling. On the table in front of them is a large pan of food. They are holding a plate, and each woman is holding a serving spoon full of food over the plate. They are wearing matching dresses. The number 250 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” See related image No. 375A0734.

Composite photograph of two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite created from a print of image No. 375A0745. That image shows two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In the composite shown here, the background has been removed and the man’s face has been replaced with the head of a different man, Albina Engine treasurer H. W. Erren, from another photograph. Erren’s face may have been cut from a reversed print of image No. 375A0748. Image note: The number 251 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Thelma Leonard inspects Gene Peterson’s time card at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Gene Peterson showing his time card to Thelma Leonard at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Leonard had taken a “No Work, No Woo” pledge, a campaign by Albina workers to reduce absenteeism. Participants pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0406 and 375A0742 were publishd on Page 1, Section 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “SWORN TO TURN A DEAF EAR to masculine blandishments, unless accompanied by a full time card, Thelma Leonard, shipfitter’s helper and vice president of No Work No Woo, looks appraisingly at the time card of Gene Peterson of the plate shop.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” The number 261 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other, and both are wearing boxing gloves. The number 238 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” Also see image Nos. 375A0735, 375A0749, and 375A0755.

Welding superintendent at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing right, standing with one hand in his pocket, and looking toward the front. He is wearing a button with the text “Albina Engine And Machine Works” and “Welding superintendent” on it. The number 246 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of six unidentified workers, three women and three men, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Diagrams are hanging on the wall behind them. The man at right is wearing an Albina identification button with the number 323 on it, and the man second from right is wearing an ID button with the number 307 on it. The number 242 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.

Unidentified group at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of six unidentified people, five men and a woman, standing in a row outdoors at the Albina Engine Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The two men at center are wearing buttons that may be visitor badges. The number 243 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Worker using machinery, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker using machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is sitting on a stool next to the machine, facing to the left, and holding an object in place with pliers. The number 240 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers posing outside building, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers posing in two rows outside a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The men in the back row are standing on a platform, and the men in the front row are standing on the ground in front of the platform. They are facing front, and most are raising one hand. The number 247 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” See related image No. 375A0738. Image note: Light leak on negative.

George Rodgers? eating peach during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a man eating a peach during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers brought their produce to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. The man is unidentified but is probably George Rodgers, president of the shipbuilder. He is standing next to a flatbed truck loaded with carrots and boxes of peaches. The Oregon Journal published a story about the market on the front page of Section 2 in its final edition on Thursday, September 9, 1943. Image note: The text “Albina public market 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0764, and 375A0765.

Workers buying produce during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing workers walking toward a pair of trucks loaded with produce during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943. Farmers brought their produce to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. The Oregon Journal published a story about the market on the front page of Section 2 in its final edition on Thursday, September 9, 1943. Image note: The text “Albina public market 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, and 375A0765.

Tess Wilson holding sack of corn during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing worker Tess Wilson holding a sack of corn she purchased during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers came to the shipbuilder and sold directly to workers. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0761 may have been published together in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, September 9, 1943. The photographs had the following caption: “WAR WORKERS HAD A FIELD DAY between shifts Wednesday at Albina Engine & Machine works when they carried off armloads of fresh produce from their ‘Hellship Market.’” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Tess Wilson probably is thinking of ‘roastin’ ears’ as she starts for the war plant gate with a sack of corn.” Image note: The text “Albina public market / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, and 375A0764. Caption information and publication date from print in related collection, Org. Lot 512, Albina Engine & Machine Works photographs, folder 1/7.

George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, standing outdoors near a crane in the shipyard. He is wearing suit and a hat, facing to the left, and looking at something outside the frame. The number 141 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Albina Engine & Machine Works vice president L. R. Hussa at desk

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at a desk and looking to the left. He is holding a pen over a document lying in front of him. The number 140 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unconfirmed note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

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Sid Woodbury IV with group of men at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive

Photograph showing 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV with six men outside the office at Albina Engine & Marine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather had offered to match up to $1,000 in cigarette contributions by Albina workers. Boxes of cigarettes are stacked behind the men. In front of them are collection barrels labeled “SOLDIERS” and “MARINES.” Woodbury is standing on a box next to one of the barrels and leaning on an open box of cigarettes on top of the barrel. He and the man at right are holding up a piece of paper money. The other men are standing in a row behind them. The men are unidentified, but the second man from right may be Albina president George Rodgers, and the second man from left may be Woodbury’s grandfather, Sid Woodbury III. Image note: The number 95 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “MARINES.” He is smiling and facing front. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 104 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing a worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland smiling as she holds boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 100 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942, but the exact date is unverified.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a male worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works handing cash to a female worker for a box of Camels during a cigarette drive at the Portland shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 87 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Sid Woodbury IV with group of workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all women, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland posing with 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the Albina shipyard. The two women at center are carrying Woodbury, who is holding up a box of Camel cigarettes in one hand and a 5-dollar bill in the other. On either side side of them is a collection barrel heaped with boxes of cigarettes; the barrel on the left is labeled “SOLDIERS” and the barrel on the right is labeled “MARINES.” Image note: The number 85 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of five unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland donating cigarettes during a drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, all women, are smiling and holding boxes of cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” Image note: The number 84 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Magician Clinton English, Albina Engine & Machine Works employee, performing at Playhouse Theatre?

Photograph showing magician Clinton English, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, performing at the Playhouse Theatre. He is standing on the stage behind a microphone in front of a piano. He is holding a hat in one hand, and a length of ribbon or rope appears to be flying out of the hat. The number 127 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The date and location are unverified. A cropped version of this photograph was later published on Page 4, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on January 15, 1943. A caption that accompanied the photograph identified English and announced a vaudeville show on January 16, 1943, with performances by swing-shift workers from the Albina shipyard and Commercial Iron Works. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Worker pointing to galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a galvanized metal plate bearing two sets of circular marks from shrinking equipment on it. The man is pointing to the set of marks on the left, which is smaller and lighter than the set on the right. The number 120 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Workers looking at diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are leaning on a table and looking at diagrams spread in front of them. Tools are hanging in the background. The number 81 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified person welding a piece of a triangular metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Several other people, also wearing welding masks, are gathered nearby, watching. The number 82 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Ship launching at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. They are standing in front of the ship. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 76 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0413, 375A0414, and 375A0656.

Workers holding cord or cable during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left is a smiling man facing front and holding a length or cord or cable. At right is a smiling woman facing left and taking the cord or cable from him. Behind them are shelves holding plugs, fuses, and other equipment; above are more rolls of cables and cords hanging from the ceiling. The number 157 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

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