Harbor series (John McDowell), 1953
Caption slip reads: "Pictures requested by Riblett for harbor series page layout -- this for Monday. Photographer: Emery. Date: 1953-08-29. Reporter: McDowell. Assignment: Harbor series page layouts. This batch cargo loading picture made 1-2 pm 8/29 showing Isbrandtsen freighter Sir John Franklin taking on cargo at Berth 50, Long Beach Inner Harbor. Big crates contain 6-ton mining machinery bound for Peru. Small loads of cartons are motor oil. 20: Hatch tender Maynard Buchanan signaling to winch driver as cargo is being handled. 72/84/85/21/ etc: Winch driver Earl Leeper at controls of electric winches, maneuvering loads from dock to ship. 73: 6-ton mining machinery in wood crate, mid-air, rising from dock to ship. Various shots 'front men' (longshoremen on dock) at work loading and handling cargo".