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Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

Men in suits are seated at a long table at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, celebrating the pledging of war bonds by shipyard employees. In front of the seated people are trays and plates, possibly holding crow. A sign behind the group reads “George Olsen” (dance band) (negative 4 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House, dormitory for men at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

People sit outside the Hudson House dormitory building at Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard. A sign above a covered area reads “Men’s Dormitory”, under which several men are sitting on couches or chairs. A car is parked in front of the building (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House, dormitory for men at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

A table with lunch boxes at the Hudson House dormitory at Kaiser Vancouver shipyards. A woman is leaning over the counter while a man holds a small piece of paper and looks downward at the boxes. A “Hudson House Rates” sign can be seen on the wall (negative 5 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Vancouver Kaiser shipyard

Three workers at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, kneeling next to a cement block. Written on the block is “Here Lies Hitler” with an arrow pointing downward. Metal scaffolding can be seen in the background (negative 3 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship launching of S.S. George Vancouver, first at Vancouver shipyard, with Mrs. J.L. Stromme, sponsor

Photograph showing Mrs. J.L. Stromme breaking a bottle on the S.S. George Vancouver, upon the event of it’s launch from the Vancouver Shipyard. Spray and glass is coming from the broken bottle, with Mrs. Stromme in mid-swing. Onlookers are standing behind her (negative 3 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. George Vancouver being launched from Vancouver Shipyard

Photograph showing the S.S. George Vancouver, the first ship built at Vancouver Shipyard, before being launched. A raised platform has been set up at the front of the ship, and people can be seen standing along the top. Two United States flags also hang from the ship (negative 5 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. George Vancouver traveling under the Interstate Bridge after launch from Vancouver Shipyard

Photograph showing the S.S. George Vancouver traveling on the Columbia River, under than open Interstate Bridge, after being launched from the Vancouver Shipyard. A river boat can be seen next to the larger ship, and people watch from the short along the bottom of the frame (negative 9 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

Two people stand in a crowd while holding a chicken, at a crow eating party at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards. Part of an event celebrating war bonds at Kaiser Vancouver, live chickens were thrown into the audience, some carrying numbers entitling the catcher to a $25 war bond (negative 1 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

Six women in costume ride on a flatbed truck next to a large paper pie, decorated with crows. On the side of the truck is a sign that reads “Sing a song of Blackbirds.” Men in hard hats and work wear are seated behind a fence, and a building with a sign reading “Compressor House” is behind the truck. The event was held to celebrate the pledging of war bonds by the Vancouver Shipyard employees (negative 16 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House fire at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

People and cars in a parking lot at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, with a visible fire at the Hudson House dormitory for workers. Smoke is rising from the fire, and people are gathered in groups watching (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House fire at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

People spraying water on a fire at the Hudson House dormitories at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. They’re holding a hose and spraying upward towards an electrical line. A brick chimney can be seen in the flames (negative 7 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Mold loft at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

People working in a mold loft at Kaiser Company, Vancouver, using C-4 templates. The men are kneeling on the ground and looking at wooden templates placed on the ground. (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women working in warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Marcella Hays and Wilma Burrows work next to a wall lined with cans at a warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver. One woman is standing on the edge of a shelf, holding a can with one arm with another stands below holding the same can. A cart with cans of enamel and industrial finishes is next to the shelf. This photograph was published in page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 7, 1943 (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, sponsored by Babette Johnson

Babette Johnson breaks a bottle on the hull of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, on the occasion of its launch from Kaiser Company shipyard, Vancouver. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 11 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train conductor at Kaiser Shipyard, Vancouver

A train driver, in stripped overalls and hat, leans out the window of a train at Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver (negative 6 of 14). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - University war worker apartments; trailer camp; Kaiser Co., Vancouver.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Northern Permanente Foundation hospital at Vancouver shipyard

People working in a kitchen at the Northern Permanente Foundation hospital at the Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. Stacks of dishes and trays can be seen on the counter surfaces, while the men stand next to a stove with several large pots (negative 6 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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