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Albina Engine & Machine Works employee and unidentified woman

Three-quarters portrait of two unidentified women leaning against a piano, facing front, and smiling. The woman at left, an worker from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, is wearing a hat, jacket, and overalls. She is holding a welder’s mask with the number 1864 and the word “ALBINA” on the front, and a skull and crossbones on the side. The woman at right is wearing a matching blouse and skirt and is holding a purse and gloves. The photograph may have been taken at the Victory Center outside the Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. The building partially visible in the background is probably the Meier & Frank building. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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 women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The team members, five unidentified women, are in an office, posing in a row. The two women at each end are sitting on a desk, and the other three are standing between them. They are wearing matching short-sleeved button-up shirts. The text “V2” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Bowling team.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, four unidentified women, are posing in a row on a staircase, each woman standing on a different step. They are wearing matching collared shirts. A bowling pin is arranged next to each woman’s feet, and the women at right and at second from left are holding bowling balls. The number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, four unidentified women, are sitting on a staircase and are holding bowling balls. Three bowling pins are arranged on the step next to the women in front. The bowler at front left is wearing a shirt with the name “Julia” embroidered on it. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, five unidentified women, are sitting in two rows on a staircase and are wearing matching collared shirts. Three bowling pins are arranged on the step next to the women in front, and the bowler at front right is holding a bowling ball. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, five unidentified women, are sitting in two rows on a staircase, and four of them are wearing matching collared shirts with a name embroidered on the front. Bowling pins are arranged at the feet of the women in the front row, and three of the women are holding bowling balls. The name “Blanche” is visible on the shirt of the woman at front right, and the name “Rosalie” is visible on the shirt of the woman at back right. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, five unidentified women, are sitting on a staircase and are wearing matching collared shirts. Bowling pins are arranged at the feet of the two women in front, who are holding bowling balls. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, six unidentified women, are standing in two rows on a staircase and are wearing matching collared shirts. The women at left and right in the front row are holding bowling balls. The bowler at the center of the front row has the name “Pat” embroidered on her shirt. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling teams

Portrait of women’s bowling teams from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are posing in three rows, facing front, just behind a rack of bowling balls. The number 7 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

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)

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

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees, all women, posing in three rows 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 text “22X” 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. 375A0566, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

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. At left are stacks of wrapped Christmas gifts and a decorated tree. The text “21X” 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. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0569, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

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. The employees are facing front, and most are smiling. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The text “23X” 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. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0570, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

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

Portrait showing a group of eight women and two men posing next to a table stacked with Christmas gifts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. On the other side of the table is a decorated Christmas tree. The text “25X” 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. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0571, and 375A0572.

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

Portrait showing a group of unidentified employees posing outdoors in several rows at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “19X” is written on the negative and is faintly 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. 375A0566, 375A0567, 375A0568, 375A0569, 375A0570, and 375A0571.

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.

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.

Cook holding knife and egg, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front, smiling, and holding an egg in one hand and a large knife in the other. A plate of eggs and bacon is on the table in front of her. She is wearing a chef’s hat, glasses, a dress, and an apron. The number 62 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. 375A0390.

Cook making pancakes and bacon at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an unidentified woman cooking pancakes and bacon in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a stove and is holding a can of pancake batter. She is wearing a chef’s hat, a dress, and an apron. The number 132 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.” Also see image Nos. 375A0667 and 375A0736.

Cook with knife and tray of meat during swing shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified cook in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing next to a tray of meat and holding a large knife. She is facing to the left, looking toward the front, and smiling. The text “37X” 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.”

Cook with large bowl of food at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman standing at a table at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. She is facing front, smiling, and holding a spoon or serving utensil over a large bowl of food. She is wearing a chef’s hat, dress, and apron. The number 79 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.

Cooks? posing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people, possibly cooks, posing in two rows outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three people in the front row are crouching, and the people in the back are standing behind them. The man at center is wearing a chef’s hat, and several of the women are wearing aprons. The number 166 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.”

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers gathered for an address at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers in the front rows are seated; the others are standing. The number 205 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 Nos. 375A0682 and 375A0683.

Employee at bank of lockers, Albina Engine & Machine Works Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee standing at a bank of lockers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, Portland. She is facing right, looking toward the front, and smiling. She is holding a set of keys and appears to be either locking or unlocking a padlock. The number 190 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Employee at desk, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee sitting at a desk in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing right, looking over her shoulder toward the front, and smiling. The text “14X” 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.”

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.”

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