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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)

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.

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.”

Office worker speaking on telephone during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified office worker sitting at a desk and using a telephone at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the left and holding a document. The text “32X” 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.”

Swing shift workers in doorway of women’s locker room, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing five unidentified female workers posing in the doorway of the women’s locker room at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The two workers in front are crouching, and the other three are standing behind them. The number 34X 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.”

Employee at typewriter during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified office worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a typewriter, facing to the left, and smiling. The text “32X” 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.”

Cleanup crew at Christmas party, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all women, posing next to a table stacked with wrapped Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The third woman from left is holding a young girl. The text “24X” 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 / Cleanup gang / Xmas Party 12/23/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

Employee at door of safety engineers office, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee standing in the door of a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing front and smiling. Signs above the door read “FIRE HOUSE” and “SAFETY ENGINEERS OFFICE.” In the background, an unidentified woman is watching. The text “15X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Employees at desk, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees sitting a desk in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are looking toward the front and smiling. A ledger is open on the desk in front of them, and the woman at right is holding a pen over the ledger. The text “9X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.” A calendar in the background of this photograph is turned to November 1944; the other information is unverified.

Group of workers, possibly welders, at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers gathered in a room with a blackboard at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Most of the workers are sitting on benches and are facing a man who is standing in front of the blackboard and holding up a rectangular object. Some of the workers are wearing welders’ masks on their heads. The text “3X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Officials and workers at keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing officials and workers gathered to watch the keel laying for a cargo ship at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. In this photograph, the officials are gathered on a platform draped with bunting, and workers are gathered on a pier or other wooden structure in the background. In front of the platform at right is 9-year-old Jean de Graaf, daughter of Oregon tulip grower Jan de Graaf, wearing traditional clothing of the Netherlands and carrying a Dutch flag. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0598, 375A0600, 375A0601, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0604, 375A0605, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

Unidentified official speaking at keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified official speaking during the keel laying for a cargo ship at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. He is standing on a bunting-draped platform and speaking into a microphone. Workers are watching from a pier or other elevated wooden structure in the background. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0598, 375A0599, 375A0600, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0604, 375A0605, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

Keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing cranes lowering pieces of metal onto a wooden framework during the keel laying for a cargo ship at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, 1945, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0598, 375A0599, 375A0600, 375A0601, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0605, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

Employee eating doughnuts, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing an unidentified employee of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a dining table, smiling, and facing front. On the table in front of her are plates of doughnuts and a mug, and she is holding a piece of a doughnut. On her sweater is a pin that reads “ALBINA ENGINE & MACHINE WORKS / U. S. N. / 73.” The number 51 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.

Four workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Half-length portrait of four unidentified workers, all women, standing at a table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. On the table in front of them are rectangular sheets, possibly metal, marked with specifications. Three of the workers are wearing Albina Engine identification buttons. The worker at right is wearing a button with the number 2311 on it; the second from right is wearing a button with 1419 on it; and the third from right is wearing a button with 2449 on it. Image note: The number 50 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.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of a group of workers, all men, posing among machinery in a work area at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 45 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” Image note: Damaged negative emulsion.

Welder, probably Pat Mulligan, working at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a welder, probably Pat Mulligan, working on a metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The welder is kneeling next to the frame, looking downward, and wearing a mask. The number 165 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. Also see image No. 375A0624 of Mulligan.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Worker with diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is leaning on a table and holding a pencil. Diagrams are spread in front of him on the table. An Albina identification button is pinned to his hat. The number 178 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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