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Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998 Oregon World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--Oregon--Portland Image With digital objects English
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Blind war industry worker

A blind war industry worker, wearing shaded glasses, leans down towards a machine holding a pipe. Next to him is another man, wearing a suit and placing his hand on the first man’s back. They are in a workshop at an unidentified industrial facility in the Portland area (negative 1 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War workers with scrap metal

Women working with scrap metal, at an unidentified industrial facility in the Portland area (see note at end). A pile of metal lays on the floor, while a woman wearing overalls uses a large metal cutter to sever a piece of steel cable (negative 4 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War worker at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation

A war worker, wearing a hat and overalls, is seated on a large pipe at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation (negative 8 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Blind war industry worker with drill press

A blind war industry worker, wearing shaded glasses, pulls down on the handle of a drill press at an unidentified industrial facility in the Portland area. Metal shaving are pilled on the platform and under the drill press, while a table of metal casings sit next to the worker (negative 2 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Blind war industry worker

A blind war industry worker stands in front of a lathe at an unidentified industrial facility in the Portland area. Another man, wearing a leather apron, stands next to the first man. The lathe is on a workbench holding tools and other materials (negative 3 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workers at Doernbecher Furniture (?)

Women in a workshop, likely at Doernbecher Furniture in Portland. Unfinished pieces of wood furniture are on top of tables, next to stacks of cut wooden pieces (negative 6 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War workers with metal

War workers at an unidentified industrial facility in the Portland area. One man, wearing a leather apron, holds a block of metal with tongs, while another man stands behind (negative 9 of 9). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - blind workers; Doernbecher furniture; Kaiser, Swan Island; Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Subchaser launching ceremony at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

A launching ceremony in front of a newly built subchaser at Commercial Iron Works in Portland, sponsored by Shrine Hospital. An unidentified man stands behind a podium, with Father Thomas J. Tobin to his right. People can be seen along the deck of the ship, which appears to be inside a large industrial facility. A photograph from this story was published on page 4A of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943 (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Battleship Oregon scrap iron going into Liberty engine bases at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

Workers with scrap iron from Battleship Oregon at Commercial Iron Works, Portland. The scrap was used to make parts for Liberty ship engines by the company. A photograph from this series was published on page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 14, 1943 (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

“Hellcats” women welding crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

Women from the “hellcats” welding crew at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Top row, from left: Hazel Zimmerman, Georgie Towell, Verna McCaughey, Frances Reid (helper). Front row: Mayme Matchett, Mabel Geist, Bess Blankenship, Vivian Sales, Martha Raymond, and Leadman Paul (‘Doc’) Shade. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 23, 1944 (negative 1 of 3). See also: negative 901-1.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching grease crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

A grease crew, posing as a group, at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. From left to right (back row): Labor Supervisor Harry Stokes, John Gilbert, Leadman Harry Bartsch, Burner A.J. Bry, Cal Bumgarner, Ben Whipple, Charlie Barkman, W.M. Bowe; (front row) William Liston, Martin Hansan, C.C. Busby, R.O. Avery. This photographed was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 21, 1944 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Evangeline Feyereisen at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Welder Evangeline Feyereisen, wearing work wear and a welding helmet, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 2 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Phil Espeseth with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Phil Espeseth, wearing a safety hat and goggles, leans downwards towards a double torch burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Sparks are coming from the metal. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Burney Steigelmier with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Burney Steigelmier uses a Isherwood web burner at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Steigelmier is kneeling downward, wearing a head cover and face shield, next to a metal surface. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of U.S.S. Bronx, sponsored by Mrs. Greenslade

The U.S.S. Bronx, sliding down a ways into the Willamette River upon its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1945 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, from hill over Linnton

Photograph, taken from a hill above Linnton, looking east across the Willamette River. At the other side of the water is the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in North Portland. Industrial buildings can be seen along both sides of the river. Along the water on the east side, several ships are being built, surrounded by scaffolding (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, from hill over Linnton

Photograph, taken from a hill above Linnton, looking east across the Willamette River. At the other side of the water is the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in North Portland. Industrial buildings can be seen along both sides of the river. Along the water on the east side, several ships are being built, surrounded by scaffolding (negative 4 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Worker at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing a smiling man at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. He is standing along the side of a dirt road, and is leaning downwards with a pick ax. Snow is on the ground behind the man (negative 12 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Road sign at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing a carved wooden sign at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. The sign reads “Columbia River Civilian Public Service Camp No. 21.” Buildings and a forested hillside can be seen in the background (negative 14 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People in costumes at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing people in costume at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. Likely performing in a skit, the group is standing in front of a long serving window for the mess hall kitchen. One man is leaning down towards the ground while reaching towards an object (negative 18 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipyards workmen boarding bus

Photograph showing workmen at Oregon Shipyards boarding a bus, which appears to be parked in a lot with other buses. On the front of the bus are signs that read “Fifty Second” and “52nd via Greely and BT Line.” Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 15 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Oregon City Liberty Club” painted on the side. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 9 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rubber being given to Shell Oil Company representative for admission to Vaughn Street Park

Photograph showing three children standing behind a man in a suit, who is using a scale to weigh a length of rubber hose. Taken outside Vaughn Street Park, the boys are turning in rubber in exchange for admission to the baseball park, likely for the Portland Beavers game against the San Diego Padres baseball team (Pacific Coast League, minor league) (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of S.S. John McLoughlin at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Photograph showing the S.S. John McLoughlin being launched from a bay at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the bay, and people in hardhats are looking towards the ship, which is sliding down a ramp into the Willamette River. The west hills can be seen at the other side of the water (negative 4 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation employees at ship launching

Photograph showing a man seated at a piano, and four men gathered around a microphone at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, on the occasion of a ship launching. The man at the piano is turned towards the camera and has his hands on the keys. The men behind the microphone are wearing uniforms and standing close together (negative 2 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship launching at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

An unidentified woman breaking a wrapped bottle on the front of a ship at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. She has her eyes closed, and the bottle can be seen breaking against the ship. Wooden scaffolding is in the background (negative 5 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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