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.
Matanuska Valley, Alaska
Digital File, Black & White