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Francis Fieger holding Albina Engine & Machine Works’ pledge against absenteeism

Photograph showing Francis Fieger, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, sitting at a table and holding open a large notebook. On the top page is the following text: “Pledge to My Country / And to / Franklin D. Roosevelt / President of the United States, as its leader, / We, the undersigned workers at / Albina Engine and Machine Works & Shipyard / builders of Subchasers, Portland, Oregon, aware that every man-hour counts in America’s War for Freedom, / do hereby pledge that we will refrain from taking even one hour off work unnecessarily, until the war is won. / May God give you and our country strength to achieve a glorious victory.” On the bottom page are two columns of handwritten signatures. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1943. It had the following caption: “NATIONAL PLEDGE, which President Roosevelt and Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins say will be used as a national pledge to help curb absenteeism in defense plants. Francis Fieger, Albina worker, signs the document which originated here.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Pledge to Become National / Albina Plan Wins Honors.” According to the story, the pledge was signed by every worker in the shipyard and by management. Image note: The number 227 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.

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Four unidentified people at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing four people, two women and two men, standing in a row outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. All four are looking at a document that the man at left is holding. The woman at right is wearing a button with the word “VISITOR” on it. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers, probably about absenteeism, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Propped against the microphone stand is a partially visible poster that depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Also see image Nos. 375A0680 and 375A0683. Image note: The number 206 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 194 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Woman taking notes during address to workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman sitting in a chair with her back to a crowd of workers during an address at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing front, looking downward, and writing in a notebook. Her right foot is bandaged. The number 193 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. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, and 375A0692.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers, probably about absenteeism, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Propped against the microphone stand is a partially visible poster that depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Also see image Nos. 375A0680 and 375A0682. Image note: The number 208 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 192 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0687, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Employee using office equipment at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a smiling woman in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a desk and facing to the left. A piece of office equipment and a stack of narrow documents are on the desk in front of her. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding.”

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of workers gathered for an address at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers in the front rows are seated; the others are standing. The number 205 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. Also see image Nos. 375A0682 and 375A0683.

Workers carrying woman with injured foot at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified male workers carrying a third employee, a woman, with a bandaged foot at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The workers were probably taking her to or from her seat for an address at which she was taking notes. The number 198 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Man reading from poster during address to workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing an unidentified man facing to the left , holding a poster, and reading the text on the poster aloud during an address to workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The poster depicts a U.S. Marine with one fist raised and bears the words: “And if our lines should form and break, / Because of things you failed to make — The extra tank or ship or plane / For which we waited all in vain, / And the supplies that never came / Will you then come and take the blame? / For we, not you, will pay the cost / Of battles you, not we, have lost.” The poster is shown in full in image No. 375A0635. Image note: The number 197 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The number 199 was written on the negative, then crossed out. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0689, and 375A0692.

Worker looking over edge of balcony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker looking over the edge of a balcony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing left and looking toward the front. The number 196 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 at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing a group of unidentified workers, all men, posing in a room filled with machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 43 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: Damaged negative emulsion.

Two workers outdoors at night, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken at night, showing two unidentified men working outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker at left is standing on what may be a ship under construction; he is holding a cable, bending over, and looking downward. The worker at right is crouched nearby, watching the worker at left. The number 55 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.

Crowd of workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing a large crowd of workers assembled outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 171 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.” This photograph may be related to image Nos. 375A0626 and 375A0635.

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.”

Employees in office at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified employees, a woman and a man, sitting in an office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman is sitting at a typewriter, facing left, and smiling. The man is holding a pen in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The number 175 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.”

Welder with blowtorch, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified welder at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is standing at a table, holding a blowtorch, and looking down at a smoking circular object on the table in front of him. The number 185 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 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.”

Man with war bond subscription form, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting a desk, facing left, and looking toward the front. He is holding a pen over a form with the words “Albina Engine & Machine Works Inc. / War Bond Subscription.” The number 71 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers cutting pipe, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The man at left is holding a measuring tape to a piece of pipe held in a clamp, and the man at right is using a hacksaw to cut the pipe. The number 108 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.

Crowd of workers listening to address, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing an unidentified man standing on a platform and addressing a crowd of workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 195 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. See related image Nos. 375A0685, 375A0686, 375A0687, 375A0688, and 375A0689.

Employee on bicycle, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait showing an unidentified woman sitting on a bicycle at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is facing to the right and smiling. The number 224 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.” Also see image No. 375A0737.

Welding superintendent at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified worker outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing right, standing with one hand in his pocket, and looking toward the front. He is wearing a button with the text “Albina Engine And Machine Works” and “Welding superintendent” on it. The number 246 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of six unidentified workers, three women and three men, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Diagrams are hanging on the wall behind them. The man at right is wearing an Albina identification button with the number 323 on it, and the man second from right is wearing an ID button with the number 307 on it. The number 242 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.

Unidentified group at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of six unidentified people, five men and a woman, standing in a row outdoors at the Albina Engine Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The two men at center are wearing buttons that may be visitor badges. The number 243 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.”

Worker using machinery, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker using machinery at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is sitting on a stool next to the machine, facing to the left, and holding an object in place with pliers. The number 240 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 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.

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