Image is of the Bailey family—Ferber, Ruth, and son Gene. Photo taken in Wisconsin five years prior to moving to Alaska as part of the Matanuska Colony Project in 1935. They are standing in front of a late model car with a tarpaper house behind. For many of the Colonists the move to Alaska presented a dramatic change in social norms and life styles. Considering the adornment of suit coat and tie evident in this photo, perhaps none more so than for Ferb Bailey.
Digital File, Black & White