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Jean de Graaf posing at keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing 9-year-old Jean de Graaf standing on a board atop the keel of a cargo ship at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during the keel laying for the ship on March 16, 1945. Jean de Graaf, the daughter of Oregon tulip grower Jan de Graaf, is facing front, wearing traditional Netherlands clothing, and holding a Dutch flag. Several unidentified Albina employees are crouched around her, working on the ship’s keel. 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, 375A0604, 375A0605, and 375A0607.

Jack Schmidt and Bert Lowry of Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with Nancy Vincent and pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing two workers holding a smiling girl as they stand in front of a sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on February 7, 1943. It had the following caption: “ ‘WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR,’ say Jack Schmidt, left, and Bert Lowry of Albina, who hold Nancy Vincent in front of their pledge ‘that we will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won.’ “ The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Albina Workers Sign Pledge / Absenteeism ‘Voted Out.’” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0678, 375A0679, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 201 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.

Girl posing with produce

Photograph of an unidentified girl sitting on a pumpkin and holding a large bunch of rhubarb in one arm and a large bunch of carrots in the other. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy playing horseshoes?

Photograph of an unidentified boy who may be playing horseshoes or a similar game. He is standing on a square of dirt with edges marked by a wooden frame, and has one arm and one leg extended as though he has just thrown an object. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with heifer or cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a heifer or cow and holding the animal’s lead rope. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Girl with begonia display

Photograph of an unidentified girl kneeling amid a display of potted begonias. A sign tacked to the front of the display reads: “Tuberous Begonias / Grown By Leslie Hartley / Sandy Boulevard at Rockwood / Mailing Address Rt. 7, Box 1497, Portland, Ore.” The number 13 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl and two calves

Photograph of an unidentified girl standing between two calves and holding the calves’ lead ropes. The girl and calves are standing on the lawn near a building labeled “Poultry.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girls posing with canned food and flower arrangements

Photograph of five unidentified girls standing at a table in a room decorated with bunting. Three of the girls are holding jars of canned food, and other two girls are reaching toward flower arrangements on the table. A piece of newspaper with discarded leaves and stems is also lying on the table. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Young women posing with heifers

Photograph of three young women and a girl posing with with four heifers. They are standing on the lawn near a barn labeled “Cattle.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The people in the photograph are unidentified.

Girls and calves in stall

Photograph of two unidentified girls in a stall, each one standing next to a calf and hugging it around the neck. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with rooster

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling in the grass next to a rooster he is holding. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 12 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows blue discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Children looking at caged rabbits

Photograph of a group of unidentified children and teenagers looking at rabbits in cages, possibly the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Some of the children appear to be writing on small pads of paper. The number 1 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Boy standing on horse

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing on a horse lying on the ground on its side. Several unidentified men are watching from nearby. A building labeled “Horses” is visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the 1943 Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0761.

Children with cattle

Photograph of young people, each with a cow or heifer, on the lawn outside barns labeled “cattle” and “sheep.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Teenage boy with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified teenage boy standing next to a heifer and holding its head. A crowd of teenage boys, some wearing Future Farmers of America badges, is gathered around them. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl with calf

Photograph of an unidentified girl kneeling next to a calf lying in a bed of straw. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy posing outdoors with a cow, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. A building with the word “FLORAL” on the roof is visible in the background. Image note: One corner of the negative is damaged.

Boy with prize-winning cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy posing with a cow, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The boy is holding up a prize ribbon with the words “Boys’ and Girls 4-H Clubs / FIRST / Premium / 1938” on it. Buildings are visible in the background.

Girl with sheep

Photograph of an unidentified girl posing outdoors with a sheep. She is kneeling next to the sheep and has one arm around the sheep’s neck. The gates at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon, are visible in the background; the photograph may have been taken at the county fair. The number 16 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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