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Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees receiving defense bonds

Photograph showing a group of unidentified employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company posing 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 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 2119 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0807, 375A0808, and 375A0809.

Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0819. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Air raid wardens looking at speaker during drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified air raid wardens standing in a hallway of the Public Service Building in Portland. They are facing to the left and looking up at a speaker on the wall. The man at left is pointing to the speaker. The two wardens are wearing are wearing helmets and armbands bearing civilian defense insignia. Each is carrying a gas mask in a pouch. The number 2319 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Air raid wardens in hallway during drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified air raid wardens walking or running down a hallway during a drill at the Public Service Building in Portland. They are wearing helmets and gas masks, and the man at right is carrying a noisemaker. The number 2320 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Two U. S. Navy servicemen posing with Portland Gas & Coke Co. car

Photograph showing two unidentified United States Navy servicemen posing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company car. They are smiling and attaching a sign to the side of the car. The sign reads: “CHOOSE NAVY NOW / WHILE YOU CAN.” An unidentified Portland Gas & Coke employee is sitting in the driver’s seat of the car. The number 2629 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0842. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing bride Myrtle Cradick and groom Joseph K. Carson, mayor of Portland, with their attendants at the end of their wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0110 were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “—And May They Live Happily Ever After.” This photograph had the following caption: “Members of the bridal party at the White Temple Saturday night, when Miss Myrtle Cradick became the bride of Mayor Joseph K. Carson.” To the left of the bride is Myrtle Cradick's sister, maid of honor Ethel Cradick. Her other attendants were Carson’s sister, Mrs. Elwyn Van DeWalker; Kathleen Furlong; Mavis Melvin; and Ruth Morris. To the right of the groom is Joseph K. Carson’s brother, best man James Carson. The Rev. William G. Everson (at rear left, behind bridesmaids) officiated, and Will A. Knight (at rear right) gave Cradick away. In addition to the photographs on Page 3, the Journal published two pictures and a story on the June 20 front page. See additional related image Nos. 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Myrtle Cradick and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at their wedding on Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. The man at right is unidentified. A front-page story and related photographs from the wedding were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937. See related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0110, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph of Myrtle Cradick, the Rev. William G. Everson, and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at the altar on Cradick and Carson’s wedding day, Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0112 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “The Mayor and Portland Gain First Lady.” This photograph had the following caption: “The Rev. William G. Everson, pastor of White Temple church, blesses the union of Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Miss Myrtle Cradick at the wedding rites Saturday night.” See additional related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0110, and 372A0111.

Joseph K. Carson wearing bib at bachelor party

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking a glass from two unidentified men as a third unidentified man watches. The photograph was taken on June 15, 1937, during a bachelor party for Carson at Waverley Country Club in Portland. Carson is sitting in a tall chair and wearing a bib. The dinner party included speeches and pranks. The Oregon Journal published a story about the party on Page 6, of the June 16, 1937 edition. The story was headlined “Gifts and Wisecracks Give Hizzoner Merry Old Time.” Carson married Myrtle Cradick on June 19, 1937. See related image No. 372A0115.

George H. Himes and group with plaque at Portland park renamed in Himes’ honor

Full-length portrait showing George H. Himes (third from right) and five others standing next to a boulder bearing a plaque in Himes’ honor on Friday, September 20, 1935, in Portland. The photograph was taken at a ceremony marking the official placement of the plaque. A story about the ceremony was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 22, 1935, under the headline “Himes Park Plaque Put at Entrance.” The story reported: “Official viewing of a bronze plaque affixed to a 10-ton boulder at the entrance to George H. Himes park Friday afternoon marked the culmination of a long campaign by the Oregon chapter, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, to have the 34-acre tract renamed for a living pioneer. The organization May 18 conducted a program in the park, marking the change in name from Fulton park, but the plaque, paying tribute to Himes, was not permanently in place.” The story also reported that Himes had come to Oregon in 1853 and had long been the curator of the Oregon Historical Society. Accompanying the story was a cropped version of this photograph, which had the headline “Placing Permanent Himes Plaque.” The photograph had the following caption: “Grouped beside the new name plaque, mounted on a 10-ton boulder in George H. Himes park, are (from left) Mrs. O. J Goffin, chairman of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America committee which renamed the park for Himes; Mrs. J. B. Montgomery, a Portland pioneer; Mrs. C. S. Jackson, who read the inscription at a program in the park Friday; Himes; Mrs. J. Thorburn Ross, president of the daughters group, and David Stearns, another Oregon pioneer." See related image No. 372A0281. Image note: The name “Himes” is written on the negative. Negative damage at bottom left corner.

George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of Albina Engine & Machine Works, standing outdoors near a crane in the shipyard. He is wearing suit and a hat, facing to the left, and looking at something outside the frame. The number 141 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “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)

Sid Woodbury IV with group of men at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive

Photograph showing 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV with six men outside the office at Albina Engine & Marine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather had offered to match up to $1,000 in cigarette contributions by Albina workers. Boxes of cigarettes are stacked behind the men. In front of them are collection barrels labeled “SOLDIERS” and “MARINES.” Woodbury is standing on a box next to one of the barrels and leaning on an open box of cigarettes on top of the barrel. He and the man at right are holding up a piece of paper money. The other men are standing in a row behind them. The men are unidentified, but the second man from right may be Albina president George Rodgers, and the second man from left may be Woodbury’s grandfather, Sid Woodbury III. Image note: The number 95 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.

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 “MARINES.” He is smiling and facing front. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 104 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 at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing a worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland smiling as she holds boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 100 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.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a male worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works handing cash to a female worker for a box of Camels during a cigarette drive at the Portland shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. 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.

Sid Woodbury IV with group of workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all women, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland posing with 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV 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 Albina shipyard. The two women at center are carrying Woodbury, who is holding up a box of Camel cigarettes in one hand and a 5-dollar bill in the other. On either side side of them is a collection barrel heaped with boxes of cigarettes; the barrel on the left is labeled “SOLDIERS” and the barrel on the right is labeled “MARINES.” Image note: The number 85 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.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of five unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland donating cigarettes during a drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, all women, are smiling and holding boxes of cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” Image note: The number 84 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.

Magician Clinton English, Albina Engine & Machine Works employee, performing at Playhouse Theatre?

Photograph showing magician Clinton English, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, performing at the Playhouse Theatre. He is standing on the stage behind a microphone in front of a piano. He is holding a hat in one hand, and a length of ribbon or rope appears to be flying out of the hat. The number 127 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre” is written on the negative sleeve. The date and location are unverified. A cropped version of this photograph was later published on Page 4, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on January 15, 1943. A caption that accompanied the photograph identified English and announced a vaudeville show on January 16, 1943, with performances by swing-shift workers from the Albina shipyard and Commercial Iron Works. See related image Nos. 375A0391, 375A0396, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Unidentified girl and boy with war savings stamps?

Photograph showing an unidentified boy and teenage girl. The girl is wearing a tray with compartments around her neck, and she is handing an object to the boy, who is facing her and holding stamps in his other hand. He may be buying war savings stamps from the girl. The number 131 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker pointing to galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a galvanized metal plate bearing two sets of circular marks from shrinking equipment on it. The man is pointing to the set of marks on the left, which is smaller and lighter than the set on the right. The number 120 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 / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Workers looking at diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are leaning on a table and looking at diagrams spread in front of them. Tools are hanging in the background. The number 81 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.

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified person welding a piece of a triangular metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Several other people, also wearing welding masks, are gathered nearby, watching. The number 82 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Ship launching at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. They are standing in front of the ship. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. 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 76 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, 375A0414, and 375A0656.

Workers holding cord or cable during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left is a smiling man facing front and holding a length or cord or cable. At right is a smiling woman facing left and taking the cord or cable from him. Behind them are shelves holding plugs, fuses, and other equipment; above are more rolls of cables and cords hanging from the ceiling. The number 157 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

Three-quarters portrait of five unidentified male workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are in two rows, facing front. The two men in back are sitting on a wooden frame or scaffold. The man at front left is wearing a welding mask and holding a pair of gloves. The number 163 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, all men, posing with machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing behind the equipment and looking toward the front. The number 155 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: Light leaks on negative.

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