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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

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

U.S. Army, Quartermaster Unit Training Center, Vancouver

Members of the United States Army load tires from the back of a military truck at a Quartermaster Training Center in Vancouver, Washington. Two men are kneeling on on the truck, with its side propped open, while another stands on the ground holding part of a tire (negative 8 of 13).

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

War industry workers at Vancouver Kaiser shipyard

Three workers at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, standing on the edge of a metal ledge. One man is standing below the other two, wearing a hard hat and holding a lever. A metal beam is behind him. Wooden scaffolding can be seen in the background (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

People stand on a stage at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, celebrating war bond pledges. A large paper pie sits on a long table, decorated with crows, while women in costume stand at either side holding covered plates. At the center of the stage is a man on a microphone, while a sign reads “Do Not Pass Beyond Barrier” between the stage and audience (negative 2 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

People gather around a miniature airplane “Mars” at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, celebrating the pledging of war bonds by shipyard employees. A man in a suit stands in front of the airplane holding a silver cloche-covered plate while an audience watches (negative 5 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

A man stands on stage behind a microphone at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, celebrating the pledging of war bonds by shipyard employees. A large paper pie with attached paper crows sits on a long table, which has been displayed on a stage (negative 6 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.” A stage can be seen at the bottom of the frame, and an audience of war workers stands in the background. The event was held to celebrate the pledging of war bonds by the Vancouver Shipyard employees (negative 3 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cable pullers at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Workers at Kaiser Company, Vancouver, pull a large cable from a wooden spool. Painted on the side of the spool is “General Cable.” From left to right: Wed Waldron, assistant superintendent of marine electricians, and cable crew members John Nimmo and Arthur Johnson. The Kaiser cable crew set a world record on December 30, 1943, for pulling 81,948 feet of cable. This photograph was published on page 1D of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 16, 1944 (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Myrtle Croner and Mrs. Carl Ernest at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Myrtle Croner (left) and Mrs. Carl Ernest (right), wearing work wear, stand in front of an industrial area at Kaiser Company, Vancouver. Two cropped photographs were published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 6 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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

The S.S. Ernie Pyle sliding down a ways into the Columbia River, at the Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. Shipyard workers stand among wooden scaffolding while watching the ship. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 2 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Luncheon celebrating the launching of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, sponsored by Babette Johnson

People attend a luncheon (at Columbia house?) to celebrate the launch of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, from Kaiser Company shipyard, Vancouver. The ship sponsor, Babette Johnson, niece of Ernie Pyle, attended. Behind the upper table is a background showing soldiers holding up an American flag. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 7 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998