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Tess Wilson holding sack of corn during market at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing worker Tess Wilson holding a sack of corn she purchased during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943, when farmers came to the shipbuilder and sold directly to workers. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0761 may have been published together in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, September 9, 1943. The photographs had the following caption: “WAR WORKERS HAD A FIELD DAY between shifts Wednesday at Albina Engine & Machine works when they carried off armloads of fresh produce from their ‘Hellship Market.’” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Tess Wilson probably is thinking of ‘roastin’ ears’ as she starts for the war plant gate with a sack of corn.” Image note: The text “Albina public market / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0761, 375A0762, 375A0763, and 375A0764. Caption information and publication date from print in related collection, Org. Lot 512, Albina Engine & Machine Works photographs, folder 1/7.

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

Photograph showing two workers carrying produce during a market at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Wednesday, September 8, 1943. Farmers brought produce to the shipyard and sold directly to workers. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0765 may have been published together in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, September 9, 1943. The photographs had the following caption: “WAR WORKERS HAD A FIELD DAY between shifts Wednesday at Albina Engine & Machine works when they carried off armloads of fresh produce from their ‘Hellship Market.’” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Couple carrying a sack of corn and a lug of peaches.” Image note: The text “Albina public market / 9/9/43” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0350, 375A0759, 375A0760, 375A0762, 375A0763, 375A0764, and 375A0765. Caption information and publication date from print in related collection, Org. Lot 512, Albina Engine & Machine Works photographs, folder 1/7.

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 using tools and machinery, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing five unidentified workers using tools and machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers, three women and two men, are standing in a row at a long table and are looking toward the camera. The number 241 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.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Employees eating lunch in office, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified employees sitting at a desk or table in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Two of the women are eating sandwiches. The number 236 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.”

Two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other, and both are wearing boxing gloves. The woman is striking the man in the face, and both are smiling. The number 237 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 Nos. 375A0745 and 375A0749.

Employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of six unidentified workers, three women and three men, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Diagrams are hanging on the wall behind them. The man at right is wearing an Albina identification button with the number 323 on it, and the man second from right is wearing an ID button with the number 307 on it. The number 242 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.

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)

Two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Both are wearing boxing gloves, and the woman is striking the man in the face. The number 239 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.” See related image Nos. 375A0745 and 375A0755.

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)

Two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other, and both are wearing boxing gloves. The number 238 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 Nos. 375A0735, 375A0749, and 375A0755.

Thelma Leonard inspects Gene Peterson’s time card at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Gene Peterson showing his time card to Thelma Leonard at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Leonard had taken a “No Work, No Woo” pledge, a campaign by Albina workers to reduce absenteeism. Participants pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0406 and 375A0742 were publishd on Page 1, Section 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “SWORN TO TURN A DEAF EAR to masculine blandishments, unless accompanied by a full time card, Thelma Leonard, shipfitter’s helper and vice president of No Work No Woo, looks appraisingly at the time card of Gene Peterson of the plate shop.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” The number 261 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employee at typewriter, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified employee in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a typewriter, facing to the right, and looking toward the front. On the wall above the desk is a photograph that appears to be either a cropped print of image No. 375A0692 or a nearly identical picture. Image note: The number 255 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 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.

Twins with casserole?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified women, twins, posing with what appears to be a casserole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The women are standing at a table, facing front, and smiling. On the table in front of them is large pan full of food. They are holding a plate, and each woman is holding a serving spoon full of food over the plate. They are wearing aprons and matching dresses. The number 249 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.” See related image No. 375A0733.

Twins with casserole?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified women, twins, posing with what appears to be a casserole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The women are standing at a table, facing front, and smiling. On the table in front of them is a large pan of food. They are holding a plate, and each woman is holding a serving spoon full of food over the plate. They are wearing matching dresses. The number 250 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.” See related image No. 375A0734.

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.”

Employee visiting victory garden advice booth at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman standing outside a booth labeled “VICTORY GARDEN ADVISOR” at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman, probably an Albina employee, is holding packets of seeds in one hand, resting one elbow on the sill of the booth window, and smiling at an unidentified man inside the booth. He is smiling back at her and is holding packets of pea seeds. A poster hanging on the inside of the booth door reads “Plant VICTORY GARDENS now!” The number 258 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 examining equipment at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing eight unidentified employees gathered around a piece of equipment on wheels at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three people in front are crouching next to the machine, and the two at left and looking inside it. The other five workers are standing in a row behind them, looking downward and smiling. The number 154 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employee on bicycle, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait showing an unidentified woman sitting on a bicycle at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the right and smiling. The number 224 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. 375A0737.

Welder Pat Mulligan? at microphone during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers gathered around a platform during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. A woman is standing at a microphone on the platform, and members of the shipyard’s band, the Hellship Hellcats, are sitting behind her. The woman is unidentified but may be Albina welder Pat Mulligan, who sang at the ceremony. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0693, 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, and 375A0724. Image note: The number 223 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.

Worker, George Rodgers? and group of visitors? at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left, a female worker is crouching on a stack of parts and holding a tool. The others are standing in a row facing her. The fourth person from left may be Albina Engine president George Rodgers; the others may be visitors. The number 209 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. See related image Nos. 375A0713, 375A0714, 375A0715, and 375A0718.

Worker, visitor?, and George Rodgers? at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken outdoors, showing three unidentified people, a woman and two men, standing on a pile of parts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, Portland. The woman, a worker, is crouching, holding a tool, and looking at the man standing at right, who may be Albina Engine president George Rodgers. The man at center, possibly a visitor to the shipyard, is crouching and looking downward. The number 213 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. See related image Nos. 375A0713, 375A0714, 375A0715, and 375A0719.

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.

Francis Fieger holding Albina Engine & Machine Works’ pledge against absenteeism

Photograph showing Francis Fieger, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, sitting at a table and holding open a large notebook. On the top page is the following text: “Pledge to My Country / And to / Franklin D. Roosevelt / President of the United States, as its leader, / We, the undersigned workers at / Albina Engine and Machine Works & Shipyard / builders of Subchasers, Portland, Oregon, aware that every man-hour counts in America’s War for Freedom, / do hereby pledge that we will refrain from taking even one hour off work unnecessarily, until the war is won. / May God give you and our country strength to achieve a glorious victory.” On the bottom page are two columns of handwritten signatures. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1943. It had the following caption: “NATIONAL PLEDGE, which President Roosevelt and Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins say will be used as a national pledge to help curb absenteeism in defense plants. Francis Fieger, Albina worker, signs the document which originated here.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Pledge to Become National / Albina Plan Wins Honors.” According to the story, the pledge was signed by every worker in the shipyard and by management. Image note: The number 227 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)

Welder Pat Mulligan? at microphone during award ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a woman standing at a microphone during an award ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Saturday, February 20, 1943. The woman is unidentified but may be Albina welder Pat Mulligan, who sang at the ceremony. The event was held to present Albina with its second Star Award. Recipients of the Army-Navy “E” Award, which honored outstanding war production, were given stars at regular intervals if they maintained their record after receiving the E award. A related image, No. 375A0722, and a story about the ceremony were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 21, 1943. See additional related image Nos. 375A0694, 375A0697, 375A0700, 375A0702, 375A0703, 375A0721, 375A0723, 375A0724, and 375A0725. Image note: The number 233 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.

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