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Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all men, posing with a pair of signs at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism in February 1943. The fourth worker from left is holding a large notebook and a pen. Behind the workers are two signs. The larger sign has the words “ALBINA AT BAT” at top, and it shows a baseball player preparing to swing at caricatures depicting the heads of Hideki Tōjō, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. The second sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0677, 375A0678, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 203 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.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works participating in Fire Prevention Week event

Photograph showing four unidentified workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works participating in an event during Fire Prevention Week. They are holding cloths over a barrel on a platform as a woman standing on the platform watches. She is wearing a formal floor-length dress and a hat with feathers. A sign propped against one of the barrels reads: “Mr. and Mrs PORTLAND! / LET’S PREVENT / FIRE / INSPECT! / DETECT! / CORRECT! / FIRE HAZARDS / An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Ton of Water / FIRE PREVENTION WEEK / OCTOBER 8th-14th.” See related image No. 375A0279. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a male worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works handing cash to a female worker for a box of Camels during a cigarette drive at the Portland shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 87 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of seven unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland posing with boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, four women and three men, are standing in a row, facing slightly right, and smiling. The number 101 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, three women and seven men, holding up boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 98 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of five unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland donating cigarettes during a drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, all women, are smiling and holding boxes of cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” Image note: The number 84 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in line to donate boxes of cigarettes for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 92 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces/ 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of workers, two women and four men, during a cigarette drive at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Two of the men are handing boxes of Camel cigarettes to the women, who are standing near a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The cigarettes were being collected for United States troops serving in World War II. Image note: The number 88 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes during drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing five unidentified workers, three men and two women, holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS” at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 96 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers aboard the submarine chaser Hell Hornet at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, looking upward, showing seven unidentified people, probably workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, gathered at the bow of PC 816, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hornet. The bow is draped with bunting. The ship was constructed Albina shipyard, and a launching ceremony was held on January 8, 1943. The number 30 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / Hell Hornet / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, and 375A0451.

Worker, visitor?, and George Rodgers? at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph, taken outdoors, showing three unidentified people, a woman and two men, standing on a pile of parts at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard, Portland. The woman, a worker, is crouching, holding a tool, and looking at the man standing at right, who may be Albina Engine president George Rodgers. The man at center, possibly a visitor to the shipyard, is crouching and looking downward. The number 213 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. 375A0713, 375A0714, 375A0715, and 375A0719.

Worker, George Rodgers? and group of visitors? at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left, a female worker is crouching on a stack of parts and holding a tool. The others are standing in a row facing her. The fourth person from left may be Albina Engine president George Rodgers; the others may be visitors. The number 209 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. 375A0713, 375A0714, 375A0715, and 375A0718.

Worker writing in receipt book during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker sitting at a desk and writing in a receipt book. She is facing toward the right and looking down at the book. The text “36X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44” is written on the negative sleeve. The employee is wearing an Albina Engine & Machine Works identification badge, but the shift and date are unconfirmed.

Worker with truck-mounted crane during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker with a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is standing next to a crate hanging from the crane. He has one hand on the crate and the other on his hip. Other Albina workers are visible in the background. The text “28X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0553 and 375A0556.

Worker with truck-mounted crane during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker with a truck-mounted crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is standing next to a crate hanging from the crane. He is facing right, looking toward the front, and resting one hand on the crate. Inside the crate are barrels labeled “National Carbide.” The text “27X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.” See related image Nos. 375A0553 and 375A0555.

Worker with metal cylinders, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker balancing on a sawhorse next to a pair of large metal cylinders at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Wrapped around the top of each cylinder is a belt that appears to consist of strips of wood affixed to fabric. The worker is facing to the left and holding a pair of pliers in one hand. With the other hand, he appears to be adjusting a piece of wire holding the belt on the cylinder. The text “13X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the photograph. Image note: Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Worker with diagrams, graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified man leaning on a table at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is facing to the right. Ship blueprints are spread on the table and hanging on the wall in front of him. The number 157 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 / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Worker with diagrams, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is leaning on a table and holding a pencil. Diagrams are spread in front of him on the table. An Albina identification button is pinned to his hat. The number 178 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.

Worker with clock, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker standing in front of a clock at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The clock is mounted on the front of a wooden box at the edge of a building overhang or balcony, and the worker is standing on an object outside a frame to reach the clock. He is facing the clock and has one hand on the side of the box. In the background, a sign on the wall of the building lists the opening and closing hours of the shipyard lunch room. The text “17X” 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 / Sub chaser / 11/25/44.”

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified person welding a piece of a triangular metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Several other people, also wearing welding masks, are gathered nearby, watching. The number 82 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/24/42.” See related image No. 375A0411.

Worker welding at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker in protective clothing welding a part at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The worker is sitting at a table and facing to the right. The number 183 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.”

Worker using telephone during swing shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting at a desk, facing to the right, talking on a telephone at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The text “40X” 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 ship / Swing shift / 12/7/44.”

Worker using shrinking equipment on galvanized metal plate at Albina Engine & Metal Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker using shrinking equipment on a galvanized metal plate at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 118 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 / Shrinking process / 11/24/42.”

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.”

Worker unwinding cable?, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In front of her is a wire cable with one end held in a clamp. What appear to be unwound strands of wire are sticking upward from the clamp. The worker is looking downward, using a tool with one hand, and holding one of the wire strands with the other hand. The number 257 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 receiving pin from Albina Engine & Machine Works president George Rodgers

Photograph showing George Rodgers, president of the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, attaching a pin to a worker’s jacket. They are facing each other and smiling. The text “12X” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Sub chaser / 11/25/44” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker posing with servicemen during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an Albina Engine & Machine Works employee posing with two U. S. Navy servicemen at the Portland shipyard during a drive to collect cigarettes to send to United States troops serving in World War II. They are standing in a row behind a sign that reads “LET’S GET OUR RECORD BACK.” The employee and one of the servicemen are each holding a box of Camel cigarettes, and more boxes are piled on a table in front of them. The employee and servicemen are unidentified. Image note: The number 102 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified.

Worker posing next to sign with caricatures of Tōjō, Hitler, and Mussolini at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Portrait showing an unidentified worker standing next to a sign at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. He is smiling and facing front. Across the top of the sign are the words “ALBINA AT BAT.” The sign depicts a baseball player holding a bat decorated with the United States stars and stripes. Flying toward the player are three cartoon heads. One caricature depicts Hideki Tōjō; one depicts Adolf Hitler; and one depicts Benito Mussolini. The sign is also shown in image Nos. 375A0678, 375A0679, and 375A0681. The number 191 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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