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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

Kangaroo court at Swan Island

A man, wearing a fake beard, shakes his finger at other smiling men, during a kangaroo court at Kaiser’s Swan Island shipyard. The men in beards are standing behind a 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 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

New hires in class at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

New hires seated in a classroom at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. A man stands in front of the class, next to a poster with a diagram. This photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s “Picture Parade” section on Sunday, May 30, 1943 (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steel yard swing shift crew at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A group of steelyard swing shift workers at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. The group is standing in front of a building with a sign over a doorway reading “Steel yard equipment office.” This photograph was published on page 2C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943 (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of S.S. Bladensburg, Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A groups stands in front of a shipping ways at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launching of the tanker Bladensburg. The women photographed from left to right: Barbara Crowe, Mrs. Mary Hare, Mrs. Oscar Cox (sponsor), and Mrs. Marian Sanasac. Three of the women are holding large bouquets of flowers (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Welding crew with top attendance record at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A welding crew with a high attendance score at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. From left to right: (front) Foreman Archie Hodges, Vannie Feyereisen, Carm Feyereisen, Leadman Gilbert Pepper, A.E. Pollard; (back) C.S. (“Flash”) Gordon, A.E. (“Andy”) Anderson, J.N. Richardson, J.R. Bastian, C.A. (“Red”) Sexton, L.D. Erickson. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Mrs. Ted Gamble, holding a wrapped champagne bottle, launches the S.S. Forbes Road from Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Warren Hull is holding a microphone, and Swan Island shipyard general manager A.R. Nieman stands on the left side of the frame. This photograph was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A crowd gathered to watch the launching of the S.S. Forbes Road at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. People stand along a raised fenced area, with the shipyard visible in the background. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 7 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

The S.S. Forbes Road sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Workers in safety hats are watching the ship, and wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 9 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

U.S.S. Battle Mountain launching from Kaiser Swan Island, Portland

Louise Aaron, of the Oregon Journal, swinging a bottle at the hull of the U.S.S. Battle Mountain, upon its launching from Kaiser Swan Island. A man with a microphone is standing behind Aaron. This photograph was published on the last page of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 13, 1944 (negative 5 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

New hires at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

New hires in front of a window at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. A woman is seated inside the window and looking downward at a desk. Next to the window are cards printed with “New Hire.” This photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s “Picture Parade” section on Sunday, May 30, 1943 (negative 5 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

New hire shaking hands at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A new hire at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, shakes hands with a man wearing a hard hat. The woman is smiling at standing on the other side of a table. This photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s “Picture Parade” section on Sunday, May 30, 1943 (negative 7 of 11).

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

New hire sign at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A man stands next to a large sign at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Written on the sign is “Vocational Training Dept., New Hires Report For Induction Training.” The sign is in a dirt lot, with automobiles and a building visible in the background. This photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s “Picture Parade” section on Sunday, May 30, 1943 (negative 10 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Nela Selzler and Lucille Rastad at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Nela Selzler (left) and Lucille Rastad (right), sitting together inside a metal structure, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. They’re both wearing welding helmets. Two cropped photographs were published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 1 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Doris Michaelis and Walt Keffer with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Doris Michaelis operates a burning machine while being watched by Burner Foreman Walt Keffer, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Michaelis is leaning downward towards the machine, which appears to be setup on a piece of metal. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 6 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

People in a suspended metal box at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launch of the S.S. Forbes Road. Other people stand at ground level and point upward towards the box. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 5 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998