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Unidentified man receiving pin from U. S. serviceman

Photograph showing a member of the U. S. military affixing a pin to the lapel of an unidentified man. They may be standing on a stage. The number 259 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. See related image No. 375A0743.

Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers looking at photographs

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at a desk and looking at photographs that appear to show piece of damaged metal. The number 144 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers looking at diagram

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, standing a table and looking at a diagram. He is in profile, facing to the right, and is wearing a hat and suit. The number 143 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “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 looking at ship part?

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. He is facing left and resting one hand on object that may be a part for a ship. The number 137 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

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 “AIR CORPS.” She is smiling and pointing to the label on the barrel. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 103 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 posing with servicemen during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an Albina Engine & Machine Works employee posing with two U. S. Navy servicemen at the Portland shipyard during a drive to collect cigarettes to send to United States troops serving in World War II. They are standing in a row behind a sign that reads “LET’S GET OUR RECORD BACK.” The employee and one of the servicemen are each holding a box of Camel cigarettes, and more boxes are piled on a table in front of them. The employee and servicemen are unidentified. Image note: The number 102 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left 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.

Sid Woodbury IV and two unidentified workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing two unidentified workers, a woman and a man, holding 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV and boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken 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 shipyard. Image note: 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.

Three unidentified workers eating meal at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified workers in overalls sitting at a dining table during a meal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three women are sitting in a row and smiling. The number 125 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 / 10/30/42.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees? performing at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing five unidentified people, three men and two women, standing in a row at a microphone on a stage. The man at center is playing an accordion, and the man at right and the woman at left appear to be singing. The number 126 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. Some or all of the performers may be employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman at right may be Pat Mulligan, a singer and Albina welder. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0397, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Three servers? at restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three young women, probably servers, standing in a row behind the counter at a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 78 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.

Ship-launching ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works; his sister, Lillian Person; his niece Mae Magill; and an unidentified U. S. Navy serviceman posing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard in Portland. The ceremony to launch the submarine chaser PC-867, known as Hell Hound, was held on December 3, 1942. Pearson, who christened the ship, is holding a bottle wrapped in ribbon, and both she and Magill are carrying large bouquets. 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 75 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, 375A0415, and 375A0656.

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait, taken outdoors and at night, of 17 unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in two rows; the people in the bottom row are leaning against a slanting pile of materials, and the people in the back two rows are sitting above them, on top of the pile. The number 152 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.” Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken outdoors and at night, showing three unidentified male employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing at the bottom of the boom of a crane and facing front. The number 150 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.”

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, nine men and one woman, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are gathered around a piece of machinery and are facing front. The number 153 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.”

Worker in booth during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker in uniform, standing at the window of a booth at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is wearing a jacket and visor cap and is leaning on the sill of the booth with his hands folded. Hanging on a board next to him are rows of discs with numbers on them. The number 156 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.”

Melva Lillian Cole with group at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing six people, five women and a man, standing in a row in front of a crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At center is Melva Lillian Cole of Fargo, North Dakota; the other five people are unidentified. The photograph was taken on January 8, 1943, when Cole christened PC 816, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hornet, during a ship-launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 27 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Melva Lillian Cole at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole standing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Friday, January 8, 1943. Cole christened the ship, a submarine chaser. She is smiling and is holding a bouquet in one hand and a bottle wrapped in ribbon in the other. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Saturday, January 9, 1943. It had the following caption: “CHRISTENED IN MEMORY of a navy hero was thew subchaser Hell Hornet at Albina Engine & Machine Works Friday. Sponsor was Mrs. Melva Lillian Cole, Fargo, N. D., the hero’s widow.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser. Cole’s husband, U. S. Navy serviceman Wilson Burnett Cole, was killed in an attack by a German submarine in June 1942. Image note: The number 35 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / Hell Hornet / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Melva Lillian Cole and unidentified man at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole and an unidentified man standing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on January 8, 1943. Cole christened the ship, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet. Cole is holding a large bouquet, and she and the man are facing one another. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 25 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Albina Engine & Machine Works men’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified men, are sitting in a row on a bowling-ball rack. Each of the three men at left has one arm around the shoulders of the man next to him. The team members are wearing matching collared shirts. The text “V7” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The note: “Albina shipbuilding / Bowling team” is written on the negative sleeve.

Swing-shift workers performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing four unidentified men on a stage, standing at a microphone. They appear to be singing. The number 18 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

Clinton English of Albina Engine & Machine Works? performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing a man on a stage, standing at a microphone and holding a narrow strip of paper printed with the words “BUY WAR BONDS TONIGHT.” The man is unidentified but may be magician Clinton English, an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works. The number 15 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

Swing-shift worker performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman on a stage, standing at a microphone. The number 17 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0472, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

Swing-shift worker performing at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man on a stage. He is standing at a microphone and smiling. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0466, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, and 375A0474.

Welder Jeannine Christensen using blowtorch, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Jeannine Christensen using a blowtorch on a round piece of metal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a slatted work table and wearing a welder’s mask. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Welder Jeannine Christensen in restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Jeannine Christensen sitting at the counter in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is drinking milk from a bottle, and a slice of pie is on a plate in front of her. Two unidentified workers, both women, are sitting next to her at right. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Jeanine [sic] / 9/30/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Four workers seated at table during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Half-length portrait of four unidentified workers, three women and a man, sitting in a row at a dining table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “45X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers cleaning windows? during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers in overalls, both women, using cloths to wipe a window at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing to the right and smiling. The text “44X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Restaurant or cafeteria workers on swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of a group of unidentified employees in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in two rows with a table between them; the people in the front row are sitting on the table’s bench seat, and the people in the back row are standing behind them. The text “39X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

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