Creator
Anton & Alma Anderson
Time Period
1935-1937
Entries
18

Anton Anderson Collection

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Anton Anderson Collection

The collection includes photos of people, activities and structures associated with the earliest days of establishment of the Matanuska Colony Project in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska.

Image is a front and left side view of a typical Matanuska Colony barn under construction and almost completed.  Scaffolding is still in place and roofing paper is yet to be applied.
Image is an aerial oblique view of Knik Glacier's terminal moraine marking the extent of seasonal advance of Knik Glacier seen at left.  For many years, when the glacier was more active, it would advance to the mountain at right, damming outflow of melt water in the valley beyond and creating "Lake George".  By late summer the lake would fill and erode a channel past the ice and then violently empty, flooding the Knik River below.
Anton Anderson and his crew that surveyed the layout of the Matanuska Colony infrastructure in Palmer stand in front of the Engineer's headquarters tent with their survey equipment.
Image is a front and left side view of a typical Matanuska Colony barn under construction and almost completed.  Scaffolding is still in place and roofing paper is yet to be applied.
Title

Colony Barn Under Construction 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A typical Matanuska Colony barn is under construction and almost complete. Scaffolding is still in place and roofing paper is yet to be applied.

Description

Image is a front and left side view of a typical Matanuska Colony barn under construction and almost completed. Scaffolding is still in place and roofing paper is yet to be applied.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is an aerial oblique view of Knik Glacier's terminal moraine marking the extent of seasonal advance of Knik Glacier seen at left.  For many years, when the glacier was more active, it would advance to the mountain at right, damming outflow of melt water in the valley beyond and creating "Lake George".  By late summer the lake would fill and erode a channel past the ice and then violently empty, flooding the Knik River below.
Title

Lake George 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A late summer aerial oblique view showing part of the face of Knik Glacier at left, the "Terminal Moraine" indicating the extent of past glacier movement to the right which blocked drainage of water in the valley beyond to form "Lake George". By late summer the lake would erode the ice and violently empty, flooding Kinik River below.

Description

Image is an aerial oblique view of Knik Glacier's terminal moraine marking the extent of seasonal advance of Knik Glacier seen at left. For many years, when the glacier was more active, it would advance to the mountain at right, damming outflow of melt water in the valley beyond and creating "Lake George". By late summer the lake would fill and erode a channel past the ice and then violently empty, flooding the Knik River below.

Location

Knik Glacier near Palmer, Alaska

Anton Anderson and his crew that surveyed the layout of the Matanuska Colony infrastructure in Palmer stand in front of the Engineer's headquarters tent with their survey equipment.
Title

Survey Crew

Creator

Anton Anderson

Subject

Matanuska Colony surveyor, Anton Anderson, stands with his crew in front of the Engineer's Headquarters tent in Palmer. Men are identified from left to right as: Bill Cook, Bob Abernathy, Anton Anderson (Chief Engineer), Oliver Kola, not identified, and Jack O'Malley.

Description

Anton Anderson and his crew that surveyed the layout of the Matanuska Colony infrastructure in Palmer stand in front of the Engineer's headquarters tent with their survey equipment.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

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