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Railroad Delegation for Retirement of Conductor F.P. Allen

Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. The second from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who wears his uniform. The other 3 men wear suits with hats and trench coats. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Part of railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on the occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: J L Monahan, Asst. Superintendent F P Allen, Conductor A J Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager
H W Shields, General Passenger Agent." Stamp on back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Railroad Delegation for Retirement of Conductor F.P. Allen

Photograph of a group of men standing in front of an SP&S train. Most of the men wear suits, hats, and trenchcoats, except for 2 men who wear railroad conductor uniforms. The 6th from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who is retiring. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: W.T. Cowan, Superintendent of Dining Care
A.G. Marble, Chief of Personnel
J.H. Jones, Manager N.P. Terminal Co. H. Stall, Pullman Conductor
J.L. Monahan, Asst. Superintendent
F.P. Allen, Conductor
A.J. Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager
O.A. Johnson, Conductor
B.P. Bennett, Chairman O.R.C. and Conductor
E.A. Blew, Retired Conductor
B.E. Kennelly, Chairman B.R.T.
D.R. McDougall, Conductor
H.W. Shields, General Passenger Agent"
Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Engineer Albert Myles Aboard the Empire Builder, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Albert Myles leaning out of a locomotive cab and waving his left hand in the air. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Veteran Engineer Albert Myles arrives 'on time' at Portland, Oregon Union Station on the SP&S Empire Builder Sept. 19, 1951, completing last run on his 71st birthday." Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on September 19, 1951.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Engineer Albert Myles Celebrates His Last Run on the Empire Builder, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Albert Myles smiling as he shakes the hand of J.A. Cannon on the left. They stand in front of an SP&S locomotive. Myles' wife stands on the right and a little girl stands in front, looking up at Cannon. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "General Supt. Motive Power J.A. Cannon congratulating Veteran Engineer Albert Myles on completion of his last run on his 71st birthday Sept. 19, 1951. Mrs. Myles and their granddaughter look on - in front of the Empire Builder locomotive." Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation folding up after war is over

An Oregon Shipbuilding Building Corporation building, photographed as the company ceases operations at the end of World War II. Next to the entrance to the building is a sign that reads “United States Maritime Commission” (negative 5 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation folding up after war is over

Workers walk along a building at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, as the company ceases shipbuilding operations. The building runs along the right side of the frame, with a crane visible in the distance (negative 2 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steam boats on Willamette River, Portland

Several steam boats with paddle wheels on the Willamette River in Portland, most likely looking west. Forested hills can be seen in the background (negative 32 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Southwest waterfront industrial facilities, Portland

Several industrial facilities along the southwest waterfront of the Willamette River in Portland. A long building has is painted with “Alaska Junk Co.” and “Schnitzer & Wolf Machinery Co.” along the roof. Ships can be seen docked on the water, with downtown Portland visible in the distance (negative 34 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland waterfront docks and repair facilities

A view of buildings and docks on the Willamette River in Portland, most likely looking west. At the left side of the frame is the Centennial Mills (Crown Mills) building on what is now Northwest Naito Parkway (negative 1 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland waterfront shipbuilding facility

A shipbuilding facility on the Willamette River in Portland, shown from a high angle. Multiple ways, each holding a ship, can be seen along the water (negative 16 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Albina Engine & Machine Works building, Portland

Albina Engine & Machine Works, next to the Willamette River in Portland, most likely looking west. Numerous other industrial buildings can be seen along the river, with the west hills in the distance (negative 33 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Group taking an oath at the Portland induction center

A group of men take an oath, with right arms raised, at a military induction center in Portland (United States Army?). A uniformed soldier stands on a stage facing the group, also raising his right hand. Decorative chandeliers hang from the ceiling (negative 11 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Military induction center, Portland

A doctor, wearing a head mirror, examines a partially nude man, who is seated on a stool at a military induction center in Portland (United States Army?). The doctor is turning the man’s head, while two other enlistees can be seen through a doorway (negative 7 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Getting x-ray at military induction center, Portland

A military inductee stands in front of an x-ray machine at an induction center in Portland (United States Army?). A soldier in uniform holds the younger man’s hands behind his back, while a woman stands on the other side of the machine (negative 9 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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

Soldier helping woman out of military airplane

Photograph showing a uniformed man helping an unidentified woman (actress?) down from the door of a military airplane. The woman was likely visiting Portland on the occasion of a war hero parade to take place in downtown Portland (negative 11 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People with balloon animal

Photograph showing two men in military uniforms, standing in front of a military airplane and automobile. One of the men is holding a balloon animal and wearing sunglasses (negative 15 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War hero parade float

Photograph showing an Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation float during a war hero parade in downtown Portland. The float is being towed by a tractor, and features welders working on a metal ship piece. Signs on the float read “’Ships for Victory’ - Quicker!” and “Speed More Speed” (negative 2 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure”.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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