A composite photograph showing a man holding a smaller version of himself, at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland. His extended right arm is holding the hair of his smaller self. Photograph of a photograph (negative 1 of 23). Original negative sleeve title: Albina Engine and Marine Works, photos for Al Lake.
Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland look downward at a schematic drawing. The drawing is laying on the ground, with people standing or squatting on the ground around it. A small building with a “Superintendent” sign over the doorway is next to the group (negative 3 of 3).
A worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland uses a crane hoist to hold a large metal ship piece. The metal structure has been lined up with a flag pole, which is attached to a building in the distance (negative 3 of 5).
Two workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland look at a schematic drawing on a table. One man has a pipe in his mouth and is using a folded ruler to point at the drawing while looking towards the other man (negative 4 of 5).
People working in an office at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Two wooden desks are pushed together, holding stacks of paper cards and what appear to be small punch machines? (negative 10 of 25).
Office workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. One woman is seated at a desk behind a typewriter, while other women are standing around her and smiling. One woman is sitting on a desk and looking down at pieces of paper (negative 11 of 25).
The interior of a shop building at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Pieces of wood or metal litter the ground, and workers can be seen at the far end of the building. Braces can be seen along the high ceiling (negative 14 of 25).
Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland standing in a group and holding what is likely an issue of the Albina Subchaser publication. Many of the men are holding lunchboxes (negative 12 of 25).
Two workers machining pieces of pipe at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. One man leans downward towards a machine with a spinning wheel (a lathe?) while another inspects a piece of metal in the background. Pieces of flared metal are on the work bench at the bottom of the frame (negative 18 of 25).
Workers in a woodshop at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Several men are standing around a workbench using a saw and plane on pieces of wood. Other man, on the right side of the frame, leans again another work bench while watching the other group. Stacks of wood can be seen along the far wall (negative 21 of 25).
Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland look downward at a large paper schematic, which has been placed on top of a turbine. The turbine is on its side, on top of a wooden block in a dirt yard area (negative 3 of 8).
Two African American war industry workers, wearing hats, sit side by side on a small bed, looking downward at an issue of the New York Daily News. The workers photographed most likely relocated from New York to work in Kaiser shipyards in the Portland and Vancouver area? (negative 7 of 10). Possibly shot by Monner for the New York Daily News? Original sleeve title: War industry workers - for N.Y. Daily News - New Yorkers at home, negros at meeting.
A kangaroo court at Kaiser’s Swan Island shipyard. Fake beards are being put on two men, who are standing behind a wooden desk and holding hammers. Kangaroo courts took place to “prosecute” employees who didn’t comply with beard and whisker growing contests, with the fees collected later donated to various causes (negative 1 of 3).
Sheets of cut metal stored outside at Willamette Iron and Steel Works in Portland. A train tracks travels through the right side of the frame, towards a large crane. On the left side is a warehouse building, with workers inside (negative 4 of 24).