Farming 15

Palmer Museum of History and Art
Palmer Museum of History and Art
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Creator

Unknown

Collection

Bailey Collection

Time Period

1940-1950

Description

Image is of two men, likely soldiers on leave from Fort Richardson in Anchorage, hand picking potatoes. The potatoes have been mechanically dug and are lying on the ground. The men place the potatoes in wire baskets, visible next to them, which are then emptied into burlap bags, also visible behind them. The filled bags will then be collected and hauled to the farm root cellar for storage and later processing. Off duty soldiers often provided an important labor force to area farmers during the critical harvest time before the onset of winter.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Type

Digital File, Black & White

ENTRY ID

Farming@1x-Bai

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