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“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

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

Women from the “hellcats” welding crew at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wearing welding gear and face shields, the group is standing in an industrial area. A photograph from this series was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 23, 1944 (negative 1 of 3). See also: negative 901-3.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workshop at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

A workshop at Commercial Iron Works in Portland, with several men standing around work benches. Wooden or metal forms are hanging from the far wall, while various tools and projects litter the tables (negative 35 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workers, possibly security employees, on graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of three unidentified men, possibly security employees, standing next to a fence at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The man at left is holding a ring of keys. The man at center is wearing a star-shaped badge and has one hand on the fence gate. The man at right is holding a padlock and appears to be wearing a holstered gun. The number 162 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Workers with truck-mounted crane during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers and a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. One worker is in the driver’s seat of the crane, and the other is leaning against a crate hanging from the crane’s boom. Inside the crate are barrels labeled “National Carbide.” The text “29X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0555 and 375A0556.

Workers with sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing on either side of a door with a sign on the front that reads “SNUG HARBOR RIGGER’S HAVEN.” They are looking toward the front and smiling. The man at left is holding the left corners of the sign, and the man at right is holding what appears to be a pry bar at the bottom right edge of the sign. The number 109 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers with ship’s mast? at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified men working outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing with a large piece of equipment lying on sawhorses, possibly a ship’s mast under construction. The number 217 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers with food and gifts during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait of a group of unidentified employees in a work area at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing behind a table laid with food, and some of the workers appear to be holding Christmas gifts. The text “30X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Workers welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified people crouching on the floor and welding at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. A fourth person is standing nearby, holding up an object for eye protection as he watches. The number 83 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Workers walking at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, both women, walking in arm in arm at the Albina Engine & Machine works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front and smiling. The number 168 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers using tools and machinery, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing five unidentified workers using tools and machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers, three women and two men, are standing in a row at a long table and are looking toward the camera. The number 241 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Workers using equipment at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, using a piece of equipment at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are holding a rectangular object, possibly a small sheet of metal. The man is looking downward, and the woman is looking toward the front and smiling. The number 189 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers shaking hands, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The men are facing each other and smiling. They are shaking hands and exchanging a pair of cigars. The man at left is smoking a cigarette. The number 61 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers pouring tea at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

A worker at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation pours from a silver tea pot into a mug held by another man (tea?), while others watch. They appear to be in a workshop building, with rolls of cloth visible at the upper right corner of the frame (negative 2 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workers posing with ship propeller, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of eight unidentified workers, all men, posing with a ship propeller in an indoor work area at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The number 42 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Damaged negative emulsion.

Workers posing with ship propeller, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of a group of workers, all men, posing with a ship propeller in an indoor work area at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The number 49 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Damaged negative emulsion.

Workers posing outside building, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers posing in two rows outside a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The men in the back row are standing on a platform, and the men in the front row are standing on the ground in front of the platform. They are facing front, and most are raising one hand. The number 247 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” See related image No. 375A0738. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Workers posing outside building, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers posing in two rows outside a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The men in the back row are standing on a platform, and the men in the front row are standing on the ground in front of the platform. They are facing front. The number 248 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.” See related image No. 375A0757.

Workers playing instruments, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of seven unidentified workers, all men, in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The four men in front are sitting on a table and playing instruments. The man at left is playing a clarinet; the second man from left is playing a trumpet; the third man from left is playing a saxophone, and the man at right is playing an accordion. The three other three men are kneeling on the table behind the musicians, facing front, and smiling. The number 115 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Workers painting specifications on boards during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland crouching on the floor and painting specifications on thin planks. The number 146 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Workers outside building, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing workers outside a building at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Most appear to be standing in or joining a line. The number 214 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

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