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Composite photograph of person at Albina Engine & Machine Works

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.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Shipbuilding at Albina Engine & Machine Works

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Office workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Shop interior at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers in woodshop at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

African American war industry workers at meeting, Portland?

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.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kangaroo court at Swan Island

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Sheets of metal at Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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