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Three unidentified people posing with newspapers and sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified people, two women and a man, standing in a row outside the office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman at left is holding a copy of the Sunday Oregon Journal; the man is holding what appears to be a comics page; and the woman at right is holding a sign that reads “See ALBINA in PICTURES / FEATURES / STORIES / SUNDAY JOURNAL / Wrapped … Ready for Mailing. / Send at least 3 copies to our fighters!” Behind the three people are stacks of rolled newspapers on top of boxes of Camel cigarettes. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States forces serving in World War II. Image note: The number 99 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unverified. The Oregon Journal published three and a half pages of photographs depicting activities at the Albina shipyards in the Picture Parade section on Sunday, October 25, 1942.

Sid Woodbury IV showing cigarettes to Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers

Photograph showing Sid Woodbury IV showing a box of Camel cigarettes to Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers in October 1942. Rodgers is sitting in a chair and Woodbury is standing next to him and smiling. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, October 25, 1942. It had the following caption: “ASTONISHMENT was the reaction of George Rodgers, Albina Shipyards president, when seven-year-old Sid Woodbury IV told him he would match all Albina’s cigarette purchases for overseas men. He did with a check for $1,000.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Boy of Seven Gives $1000 For Overseas Army Smokers.” The story reported that the cigarettes would be sent to United States troops serving in World War II in memory of Woodbury’s father, a serviceman who was killed in a car accident in 1940. See related image Nos. 375A0362 and 375A0363. Image note: The number 106 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unverified.

Worker handing cigarettes to Sid Woodbury IV during drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing a worker handing boxes of Camel cigarettes to 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV outside the office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Woodbury is sitting on a box next to a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS.” The worker is unidentified, but the name “Betty” is visible on the front of her overalls. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the Albina shipyard. Image note: The number 90 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS.” She is smiling and placing one of the boxes in the barrel. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 89 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of seven unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland posing with boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, four women and three men, are standing in a row, facing slightly right, and smiling. The number 101 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes during drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing five unidentified workers, three men and two women, holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS” at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 96 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, three women and seven men, holding up boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 98 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Albina Engine & Machine Works employees with goat at “beauty king” voting booth

Photograph showing employees and a goat at a voting booth for the Albina Engine & Machine Works’ “beauty king” competition and war-bond drive in July 1942. The man at center, beauty king candidate Bill “Pigsfeet” Moore, is holding one of the goat’s horns, and the woman next to Moore, Hellen Broadbent, is tucking his hair under his hat. The man at left is holding one of the goat’s feet as though shaking hands. The goat is wearing a sign that reads “I’VE GOT CURLEY GOUGEN’S [sic] GOAT.” Vincent “Curley” Goguen was also a beauty king candidate. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0392, featuring Goguen, were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on Saturday, July 11, 1942. This photograph had the following caption: “’PIGSFEET’ PUTS ONE OVER—Bill (‘Pigsfeet’) Moore, boilermaker-contender for Albina Engine & Machine Works’ king of beauty title, is lamenting the theft of his mascot, a 12-pound pig. Now he has countered with this new mascot. From left, Frank Welch, boilermaker, who just purchased a bond and a vote for Pigsfeet; Lucille Lawn, volunteer bond saleswoman, ‘Pigsfeet’ and his sponsor Hellen Broadbent.” Image note: The number 133 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Production award pennants and U. S. flag flying at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing a United States flag, a Navy “E” Award pennant (left), and an Army-Navy “E” Award pennant flying on a flagpole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The “E” awards were granted for outstanding wartime production efforts. The Navy “E” award was given until July 1942, and the combined Army-Navy “E” Award was given from July 1942 through August 1945. The Albina shipyard received the Army-Navy pennant with a star, shown in this photograph, in October 1942; a presentation ceremony was held on October 27, 1942. A star was given when award recipients maintained their performance record for six months after receiving the original award. Image note: The number 121 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unconfirmed. Photograph shows spots of discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Performers from Albina Engine & Machine Works? at Playhouse Theatre

Photograph showing three people, two women and a man, standing in a row and smiling. The man, in the center, has one arm around each woman. The number 130 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The following unverified note is written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42 / Playhouse Theatre.” Some or all of the people in this photograph may be employees of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are unidentified, but the woman at left may be Pat Mulligan, a singer and Albina welder. See related image Nos. 375A0396, 375A0397, 375A0398, and 375A0399.

Frances Millering and Vincent ‘Curley’ Goguen, beauty king candidate at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing Frances Millering and Vincent “Curley” Goguen walking down the street arm in arm on Friday, July 10, 1942. Goguen, a candidate in the Albina Engine & Machine Works’ shipyard “beauty king” contest and war-bond drive, is wearing a dress and carrying a top hat and walking stick. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 375A0387, which featured candidate Bill “Pigsfeet” Moore, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, July 11, 1942. This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘CURLEY’ STEPS OUT—Vincent (‘Curley’) Goguen, also a candidate for beauty king at Albina Engine & Machine Works, stepped out to Victory center Friday noon with his sponsor, Frances Millering. A war bond’s a vote for Curley, he has informed brother machinists. A cropped version of this photograph was also published on Page 6 of the Journal’s final edition on July 13, 1942, with a story headlined “ ‘Curley’ Goguen Voted Albina’s ‘King of Beauty.’ “ Image note: The number 134 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

George Rodgers and workers marking completion of railway spur at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers holding a sledgehammer over the last spike for a new railway spur as a group of Albina shipyard workers doff their hats. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, November 7, 1942. The photograph had the following caption: “THE A. B. & T. RAILWAY (Albina, Berlin & Tokyo), Albina Engine & Machine works men call this spur from the main line to the yard, because it hooks up Albina with the waterfronts of the world. George Rodgers, company president, drives the ‘golden’ spike to complete the spur.” The number 122 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0393.

George Rodgers and workers marking completion of railway spur at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers holding a sledgehammer over the last spike for a new railway spur as a group of Albina shipyard workers doff their hats. A similar photograph, image No. 375A0393, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal final edition on Saturday, November 7, 1942. That photograph had the following caption: “THE A. B. & T. RAILWAY (Albina, Berlin & Tokyo), Albina Engine & Machine works men call this spur from the main line to the yard, because it hooks up Albina with the waterfronts of the world. George Rodgers, company president, drives the ‘golden’ spike to complete the spur.” The number 123 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Equipment for shrinking galvanized metal plates at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing equipment used for shrinking galvanized metal plates in front of a metal sheet at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 116 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 / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

Female workers signing ‘No Work, No Woo’ pledge to reduce absenteeism at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three female employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in an office, standing on opposite sides of a counter. The women at right, one of whom is signing a book, are joining a chapter of “No Work, No Woo” (N. W. N. W), a group whose members pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0741 and 375A0742 were published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “GIRLS RUSH TO JOIN THE UNION of workers and wooers. Not satisfied with an absentee record of 3.2 per cent for the yard, Albina girls plan to make the attendance record 100 per cent. Rosalie Holder, office worker and secretary of N. W. N. W., signs up Betty Langston and Louise Brundage, both duplicator’s helpers, who pledge themselves to date no absentees.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” Image note: The number 263 is written on the negative.

Employee at desk, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting at a desk at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. He is facing right, looking toward the front, and holding a letter or document. He is wearing a suit and hat. The number 80 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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.

Ship-launching ceremony at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people at a ceremony to launch PC-867, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hound, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland on December 3, 1942. At center, Lillian Pearson, the sister of Albina Engine president George Rodgers, is holding a bottle and preparing to christen the ship. Rodgers is immediately to the right of Pearson. To the left of Pearson, holding a bouquet, is Mae Magill, a niece of Rodgers. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. A story about the launching ceremony, headlined “’Hellship’ Launched; Another Keel Laid,” was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s final edition on December 3, 1942. Image note: The number 77 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 12/3/42” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0414, 375A0415, and 375A0656.

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of three unidentified workers, two men and a woman, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front, smiling, and leaning on a wooden railing. The number 147 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 on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait, taken outdoors and at night, of 13 unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The are in two rows, facing front, and the people in the back row are sitting on top of rounded metal parts. The number 149 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.”

Servers? on graveyard shift at restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of two unidentified women, probably servers, standing behind the counter at a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing side by side and facing front. The number 148 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.” The woman at left is also shown in image No. 375A0669.

Medical personnel treating worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a nurse or doctor treating a worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is sitting in a chair with one hand extended toward the nurse or doctor; she Is looking down at his palm and appears to be using a pair of tweezers. A second nurse or doctor is standing next to them, watching. The text “10X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. Information based on the following unconfirmed note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Employees eating meal, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees, both women, sitting at a dining table during a meal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing left, looking toward the front, and smiling. The text “1X” 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 / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Worker receiving pin from Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, attaching a pin to a worker’s jacket. They are facing each other and smiling. The text “12X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers eating meal at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing five unidentified employees, all women, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Three of the workers are sitting on stools at a table and holding food. The other two are standing next to them, at the end of the table. The text “7X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Workers eating at restaurant, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers eating in a restaurant at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “4X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Also see image No. 375A0587. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Albina Engine & Machine Works women’s bowling team

Portrait showing a bowling team from the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard. The members, five unidentified women, are sitting in two rows on a staircase and are wearing matching collared shirts. Three bowling pins are arranged on the step next to the women in front, and the bowler at front right is holding a bowling ball. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Girl bowling teams / 1/9/45.”

Keel laying for Dutch cargo ship, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a keel laying for a cargo ship at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on March 16, 1945. According to two stories in the Oregon Journal on March 16, the cargo ship was to be the first of 20 that the Netherlands had ordered from the Albina shipyard for use in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. In the foreground at front is the wooden framework to hold the keel; at left is the beginning of the keel. In the background, officials are gathered on a bunting-draped platform next the framework, and workers are watching from a pier or other elevated wooden structure behind them. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / Keel laying / Dutch ship / 3/16/45” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0599, 375A0600, 375A0601, 375A0602, 375A0603, 375A0604, 375A0605, 375A0606, and 375A0607.

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