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Advanced first aid graduates at Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing eight Portland Gas & Coke Company employees standing in a row, facing left, and smiling. Six of the eight men are holding first aid kits bearing their names. The names on the first three kits from left are “Pat Conner,” “J. D. Barnicoat,” and F. V. Riley.” The names on the first three kits from right are “F. R. Downing,” H. M. Meyers,” and “F. LaMear.” The two men at center are unidentified but may be John Gunst and R. L. Gear. The photograph was probably taken in June 1942, when the eight men graduated from advanced first-aid training. All eight graduates were awarded arm insignia, and the six vehicle operators in the group also received first aid kits. The number 2155 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0811.

Advanced first aid graduates at Portland Gas & Coke Co. receiving first aid kits

Photograph showing an unidentified man handing a first-aid kit to Pat Conner, an employee at the Portland Gas & Coke Company. A group of men are standing behind them, watching. The photograph was probably taken in June 1942, when Conner and seven other Portland Gas employees graduated from advanced first-aid training. All eight graduates were awarded arm insignia, and the six vehicle operators in the group also received first aid kits. The number 2154 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0812.

Al Lake standing next to truck loaded with food during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a man, possibly the public relations manager for Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, standing next to a flatbed truck with one hand on his hip. He is facing left and smiling. The truck is loaded with sacks of food, possibly corn. The unconfirmed note “Lake, Al / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph may have been taken on September 8, 1943, when Oregon farmers came to the Albina shipyard and sold produce directly to the workers there at prices below those in city markets, according to a story published on Page 1, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on September 9, 1943. Also see image Nos. 375A0759, 375A0760,375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, 375A0764, and 375A0765.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees contributing cigarettes for U. S. troops

Photograph showing shipyard workers outside the office at the Albina Engine & Marine Works in Portland, waiting to contribute to a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Boxes of Camel cigarettes are stacked next to the office. Hanging on a post is a sign about the drive, which features a photograph of Albina Engine & Marine president George Rodgers with Sid Woodbury IV. The sign reads: “In memory of his Father, Lieut. Sid Woodbury III, killed in 1940 / His seven-year-old Son, Sid Woodbury IV / Will match Albina carton for carton in the Christmas cigarette sale. / The Kid is wiling to shoot the works. Are we? / And How!” Image note: The number 91 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 unconfirmed.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees holding boxes of cigarettes for U. S. troops

Photograph, taken in October 1942, showing a group of unidentified employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers are facing front and holding boxes of Camel cigarettes. The number 97 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.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees with goat at “beauty king” voting booth

Photograph showing employees and a goat at a voting booth for the Albina Engine & Machine Works’ “beauty king” competition and war-bond drive in July 1942. The man at center, beauty king candidate Bill “Pigsfeet” Moore, is holding one of the goat’s horns, and the woman next to Moore, Hellen Broadbent, is tucking his hair under his hat. The man at left is holding one of the goat’s feet as though shaking hands. The goat is wearing a sign that reads “I’VE GOT CURLEY GOUGEN’S [sic] GOAT.” Vincent “Curley” Goguen was also a beauty king candidate. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0392, featuring Goguen, were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Saturday, July 11, 1942. This photograph had the following caption: “’PIGSFEET’ PUTS ONE OVER—Bill (‘Pigsfeet’) Moore, boilermaker-contender for Albina Engine & Machine Works’ king of beauty title, is lamenting the theft of his mascot, a 12-pound pig. Now he has countered with this new mascot. From left, Frank Welch, boilermaker, who just purchased a bond and a vote for Pigsfeet; Lucille Lawn, volunteer bond saleswoman, ‘Pigsfeet’ and his sponsor Hellen Broadbent.” Image note: The number 133 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers at desk

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at a desk, looking down at a document, and holding a pen. The number 145 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. 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 in crane operator’s seat

Photograph, taken from the side, showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at the controls of a crane. He is in profile, facing left, and is wearing a hat and suit. The number 142 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 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 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.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

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 with a document in front of him and holding a pen. He is facing front and is wearing a suit and tie. The number 136 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)

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 at a booklet open in front of him. He is facing slightly left and is wearing a suit and tie. The number 139 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)

Albina Engine & Machine Works vice president L. R. Hussa holding tool

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, standing a table and holding a metal object, probably part of a tool that is lying on the table in front of him. He is facing slightly left and is wearing a suit and tie. The number 138 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)

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)

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified women, are posing around a desk in an office. They are wearing matching button-up short-sleeved shirts. The text “V3” 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 / Bowling team.”

Berkeley Snow of Red Cross receiving funds from H. W. Erren and Ruth Sanders of Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing Berkeley Snow (left) receiving a donation from H. W. Erren, treasurer of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, as Albina worker Ruth Sanders holds up the Red Cross emblem. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 11 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Wednesday, March 17, 1943. It had the following caption: “RESULTS OF BLITZ drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Hang Hitler campaign to raise funds for the Red Cross 1943 war fund campaign is shown with Berkeley Snow (left), vice chairman of drive, receiving $10,125 from H. W. Erren, treasurer of the sub-chaser plant, while Ruth Sanders, pretty electrician’s helper, holds up the Red Cross signifying that Albina was first shipyard to go over the top 100 percent.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Lumber Workers Help Drive / Labor Backing Red Cross.” See related image No. 375A0750. Image note: The number 234 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.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Berkeley Snow of Red Cross receiving funds from H. W. Erren and Ruth Sanders of Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing (from left) Ruth Sanders and H. W. Erren of Albina Engine & Machine Works with Berkeley Snow of the Red Cross on March 17, 1943, when Sanders and Erren gave Snow a $10,125 donation from the Portland shipyard to the Red Cross war fund campaign. Sanders, an electrician’s helper, is holding a bag with the Red Cross emblem on the front. Erren, Albina Engine’s treasurer, is sitting at a desk and showing the list of contributors to Snow, the vice chairman of the fundraising drive, who is standing next to him. A similar photograph, image No. 375A0748, and a story about contributions to the drive were published on Page 11 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Wednesday, March 17, 1943. Image note: The number 235 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.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

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