A man stands at the edge of a dock, holding a rope attached to another man partially submerged in the water, wearing a diving suit. A hose is attached to the back of the diving helmet (negative 10 of 37).
War industry workers at a school for ship cooks at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation in Portland. Three men are standing next to a butcher block breaking down a piece of meat. A young man is holding a saw and wearing a shirt with “Kaiser Vocational School” on the front (negative 3 of 11).
Women gathered around at table at Kaiser Swan Island, in Portland. Several metal cans are on the table, along with tools and several screws and nuts. Some of the women appear to be using brushes to clean the metal parts (negative 1 of 5). Original sleeve title: Kids on our block.
Men with a sign at Willamette Iron & Steel Corporation (Works?) in Portland. One man is holding a hammer up to the sign, which reads “Our Schedule is 7 Engines Per Mo., Let’s Make it Eight “We Can Do It.” Months are painted on the sign, with numbers (negative 1 of 1).
Workers pouring molten metal (steel?) from a shank ladle into molds. One man is holding a long piece of metal in the molten liquid, while two others hold the shank ladle handles. A series of molds can be seen lined up (negative 6 of 37).
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).
Men braiding rope (or steel cable) in a workshop at Commercial Iron Works in Portland. Four men are standing in a line, each with a length of rope, while another man watches. Tools and a work bench can be seen along the far wall (negative 36 of 37).
Workers at Commercial Iron Works in Portland, laying out wooden forms on a floor in a warehouse building (?). One man is kneeling on the ground and looking downward at a piece of wood (negative 28 of 37).
Two carpenters in a woodshop at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. A wooden structure can be seen on the table, where a man is using a plane. Work benches and tools can be seen against the far windows (negative 2 of 37).
Suzanne Burce (later known as actress Jane Powell), with a woman and child at the launching of the U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden at the Oregon Shipbuilding Company. The child is holding a bouquet of flowers, while Burce and the older woman are wearing corsages (negative 5 of 5).
The U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden being launched from Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, sponsored by Oregon’s Victory Girl Suzanne Burce (later known as actress Jane Powell). The ship is sliding down a ramp towards the Willamette River, while workers watch. Wooden scaffolding can be seen on either side of the ship (negative 1 of 5).
Suzanne Burce (later known as actress Jane Powell), breaking a bottle on the hull of the U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden at its lunching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Glass is flying from the bottle, while is wrapped with ribbon. Burce is wearing an “Oregon V Girl” uniform (negative 3 of 5).
Two guards on horseback at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. They’re on a paved road next to a large ship, with two men at the front. Several metal structures over the road appear to hold cranes (negative 9 of 9).
Workers at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland watch seagulls outside a warehouse building. Two men are sitting on top of a dumpster, while another, likely holding pieces of bread, stands with a bag (negative 4 of 9).
A worker at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland drives a beat-up vehicle, while another man wearing a hard hat stands next to him on the ground. A metal plate with an American flag and “USA” is on the side of the vehicle (negative 6 of 9).