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Diver at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

School for ship cooks, Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Singing women laborers at Kaiser Swan Island, Portland

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.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Pouring metal at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

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).

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

Braiding ropes at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Worker at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

A worker at Commercial Iron Works, stands on a wooden stool while looking towards a metal pillar structure. Metal shavings can be seen on the ground, below a machine with a wheel (negative 18 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Carpenters at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden at Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Suzanne Burce breaking a bottle on the U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden, Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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