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Worker unwinding cable?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In front of her is a wire cable with one end held in a clamp. What appear to be unwound strands of wire are sticking upward from the clamp. The worker is looking downward, using a tool with one hand, and holding one of the wire strands with the other hand. The number 257 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.”

Composite photograph of person posing with mop and brooms, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite showing an unidentified worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The person is posing with one foot on the rim of a trash can and is holding two brooms and a mop. The face of the person in the original photograph has been replaced on the print with the head of a man from a different photograph. The number 254 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.”

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works participating in Fire Prevention Week event

Photograph showing four unidentified workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works participating in an event during Fire Prevention Week. They are holding cloths over a barrel on a platform as a woman standing on the platform watches. She is wearing a formal floor-length dress and a hat with feathers. A sign propped against one of the barrels reads: “Mr. and Mrs PORTLAND! / LET’S PREVENT / FIRE / INSPECT! / DETECT! / CORRECT! / FIRE HAZARDS / An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Ton of Water / FIRE PREVENTION WEEK / OCTOBER 8th-14th.” See related image No. 375A0279. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

George Rodgers? and unidentified worker holding produce during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man and woman holding produce during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers brought goods to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. The man in this photograph, who is probably Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is showing a box of peaches to a shipyard worker. She is holding a bunch of carrots and a piece of fruit. In the background, an unidentified boy is watching from the back of a truck. 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, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, 375A0764, and 375A0765.

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

Photograph showing workers gathered around flatbed trucks loaded with produce during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Thursday, September 9, 1943, on the front page of Section 2. The photograph had the following caption: “WHO SAID THERE’S A SHORTAGE?—War workers at Albina Engine & Machine works crowded around loaded farmers’ trucks Wednesday and purchased corn, carrots and peaches as Oregon growers attempted to end profiteering.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Farmers Sell Produce on ‘Hellship Market.’ “ Image note: The text “Albina public market / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, 375A0764, and 375A0765.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees receiving defense bonds

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, in a line around a table. In front are two men, one wearing a suit and the other wearing a Portland Gas & Coke uniform, who are facing each other and holding a defense bond. A related photograph, image No. 375A0807, was published on Page 2, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on March 2, 1942. A caption with that photograph reported that Lynn P. Sabin, a bond staff member, had delivered the first defense bonds to Portland Gas & Coke employees participating in a plan to purchase bonds through payroll deductions. Image note: The number 2118 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0807, 375A0808, and 375A0810.

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.

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 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

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.”

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.

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.

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