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Wade, Cope Collection

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A baseball game is in progress between Palmer and Anchorage teams at Palmer with a batter at the plate, the catcher and umpire in position, and spectators in the background.
A baseball game is in progress, a batter, catcher and umpire are in position at the plate with spectators beyond
At home plate during a lull in a basball game on the Palmer community center quad, a local dignitary stands at bat while the umpire stands asside and spectators watch.
A crowd is gathered on the Palmer community center quad to watch a baseball game.
Local residents gather on the sidelines of a baseball game in Palmer while their team takes a break from the action.
A man stands on the pitcher's mound of the ball field in Palmer's community center quad and is using a megaphone to make announcements to the crowd.  Community center buildings, trees and mountains are behind.
A view of the infield shows a pitcher pitching on the mound and other players behind.  Community center buildings, trees and mountains are beyond.
Thirteen men in baseball uniforms pose together as a local team and umpire with local Palmer-area mountains recognizable in background.  Uniforms exhibit letters CVFD, interpreted to stand for "Colony Volunteer Fire Department"., identifying them as a local Palmer team.
A crowd stands watching a baseball game on the Palmer community center quad with community center buildings in the background.  A young boy sits on a timber on the ground in foreground.  Mountains are visible in far background.
Five men pose in the Colony Cabinet Shop among many tools used to construct the cabinetry for the colony homes and other new buildings.  Some cabinets under construction are visible.
Image shows some of the tools in the carpentry shop used by builders of the colony  buildings
View is of the Colony farmstead of Walt & Melva Pippel showing the house, wellhouse, barn and part of a field.
Cold frame covers are evident in foreground, a vintage truck with water barrels on the back is just beyond the cold frames.  A small field is beyond with a fringe of trees in background.
Image is a spring view across several cold frames with the covers raised to show plants growing below.  A truck with water barrels on the back is at the side with an unplanted clearing beyond.   Heavy brushy forest is the background.
Image is a springtime view across a cleared field to a low hillside where several cold frames with white covers are installed.  A truck, with water barrels evident on the back, is parked nearby.  Several people stand at left.
Image is a summer view of a log house with white trim in foreground and a colony barn with a "barrel vault" roof beyond.
Image is a summer view of a two-story log house, identified as belonging to Colonists Joe & Albertina Sieber.  The yard has been cleared of construction material, a wooden fence is partially visible at right, a clothesline is partially visible at left, and the cold frames against the house stand open.  The spruce/birch forest forms the background.
"Colony Kid" Bud Bouwens stands next to his young horse as he shows it at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer.  The lumber skeleton of a building is behind which was covered with tarps to provide an animal barn for the fair.
Four young people sit on their horses waiting for the 4th of July parade to begin.  Two men stand behind.
A youngster sits astride a white horse in Palmer's community center with two buildings behind.  The rear part of another horse is visiblw at left.
"Colony Kid" Adelbert "Bubs" Ring shows his 4-H project calf at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer.  A white blanket over the calf's back identifies them as part of the "Midnight Sun 4-H Club".
A group of seven children are seated on a grassy slope with buckets of current berries they have picked.  Trees and brush are behind.
A black pickup truck with several children riding in the back and a sign on the side identifying a 4-H club forms a float for the 1936 4th-of-July parade in Palmer.  Two other automobiles are visible behind.
Two young boys stand in a field of head-high grain in the Matanuska Valley.
A man stands holding a two-horse team ready to hitch the horses to an open wagon.  A white shed-roofed building is behind the wagon.
A man is riding a potato planter pulled by a team of two white horses over prepared ground with brushey forest behind
A man stands on a sled, or "Stone Boat", being pulled by a team of white horses over newly plowed ground
A man, identified as colonist Earl Barry, is seated on a mowing machine being pulled by a two-horse team, cutting grass on a steep hillside.  Middle ground is a large expanse of forest with portions of a lake, identified as Finger Lake (or "Barry's Lake) visible.  Mountains, including Pioneer Peak, are faintly visible in background.
Colonist Claire Patton stands in a tilled field with a spike-toothed harrow attached to a work horse, identified a "Prince".  A log house is mostly obscured behind the horse, heavy forest is visible in far middle ground and mountains form the background.
A man and two-horse team are disking a tilled field in foreground in front of a log colony house.  Another small house, scattered trees, and minor parts of mountains are in background.
A man stands with a two-horse team harnessed and ready to hitch to a wagon.   A white shed-roofed building is behind.
Image is a low oblique of a grain field on the Matanuska Experiment Farm being harvested with a three-horse team pulling a grain binder.  One man rides the binder while another man gathers the harvested grain bundles into upright shocks to dry.
Image is of a cat tractor pulling a heavy disk over a newly cleared and plowed hillside field.
A large area has been cleared from the forest and part of the cleared area has been plowed.  A cat tractor is pulling a heavy disk over the plowed portion to prepare the ground for planting.
A man driving a cat tractor is pulling a grain drill and cultipacker on a prepared field.  Another man rides the drill to operate the levers to manage the drill.
Image shows nine men in a large field digging, pulling and sacking carrots.  A small building is in background at left and a white tent is in background at right with dense forest beyond.  The photographer's title at bottom mistakenly identifies this as "the Spud Crop".
A man and boy hold up a section of gill net set at low tide showing salmon caught in the net
Four men and two boys stand in water next to a wooden skiff, tilting it to show their bountiful salmon catch in the bottom of the boat.
Four men and two boys pose next to their wooden skiff showing off the salmon they caught in a set gill net in Goose Bay
Four men and two boys pose standing on a beach holding several salmon
Four men and two boys stand on a beach holding up several salmon on display
Two men in a skiff off a muddy shore pull a gill net laden with caught salmon
Two men in a skiff on the water pull a gill net laden with caught salmon
Two men in a skiff on the water picking a gill net of salmon
Two men stand on a muddy beach at low tide and pick salmon from a gill net
A man is showing a prize-winning heifer in front of a building with "Matanuska Valley Fair" painted on the roof.
A man shows a small calf at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair.  Brush and mountains in background.
A man shows a prize-winning bull at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair with a partial view of a barn building behind and mountains in background.
One horse of a two-horse team is partially down and astraddle of the wagon's tongue as they are being hitched up.  One man and two other sets of hands are evident in trying to get the horse straightened up.
Joe Flakney, Agricultural Extension Agent for the Matanuska Valley, stands next to a pickup truck in 1936
A workman saws a board at a table saw in the colony carpenter shop
Two men (one identified as Bud Fritz) squat next to a cat tractor obviously under repair
Four mechanics pose next to a cat tractor partially disassembled for repair.  Two men are identified
Two men, apparently carpenters, pose next to an unfinished building of the Matanuska Colony Project
Two carpenters are sawing boards with a large fuel tank lying on its side behind them
A group of men, with shovels, a wheelbarrow and a cement mixer, are constructing the base for the flag pole in Palmer's community center.  The Trading Post and trees are visible beyond.
Five men with shovels and a wheelbarrow pose as they participate in construction of the flag pole base in Palmer's community center.  Part of the gym is visible beyond.
Men labor with hand tools to construct the flag pole base in Palmer's community center
A carpenter is standing near a stack of boards and is cutting a board with a hand saw as part of a construction project associated with the Matanuska Colony.
A group of people are standing on a railroad depo platform with a train car behind.  Three men greet each other in center while women look on.  Two priests shake hands while the third man looks on.
A group of people are gathered on the train depot with a train car behind.  Three men stand in center with several well-dressed women behind and on both sides.
A man rides a bucking horse while spectators watch from the board fence beyond
A man rides a bucking brown horse while the pick-up man rides a white horse nearby.  A couple of spectators are visible at the edge of the image.  Poultry houses are visible beyond.
A man rides a brown bucking horse while his pick-up man rides a white horse nearby.  Poultry houses are beyond with geese visible in a pen.  A parked car is visible in middle ground and heavy forest forms the background.
Five horses and riders are racing in line in front of spectators seated on bleachers behind a baseball backstop.  The horses appear to be running in a large circle on the open baseball field on the east side of the school building.  The poultry houses are visible behind the action with heavy forest in background.
Rusty & Russ Dow stand together in front of a hay wagon on a sunny winter day dressed in light winter clothing.   Written on the image is "Our Announcement and Seasons Greetings Rusty and Russ Dow".
Two men operate a portable sawmill for cutting house logs for colony houses, barns & other buildings
Image is of Colony tents in foreground and middle ground with Pioneer Peak in background
Eastern view of the tent office of the U.S. Army Signal Corps headquarters in Palmer showing antennas, boardwalks and garden plot in foreground, school and other buildings at middle ground, and mountains in background.
Several men are erecting a well drilling derrick in preparation for drilling a water well for a new colony home.
A baseball game is in progress between Palmer and Anchorage teams at Palmer with a batter at the plate, the catcher and umpire in position, and spectators in the background.
Title

Baseball 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A baseball game is in progress, a batter at the plate, the catcher and umpire in position and spectators watching

Description

A baseball game is in progress between Palmer and Anchorage teams at Palmer with a batter at the plate, the catcher and umpire in position, and spectators in the background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A baseball game is in progress, a batter, catcher and umpire are in position at the plate with spectators beyond
Title

Baseball 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A baseball game is in progress, the batter swings and misses, the catcher and umpire are in position, spectators are beyond

Description

A baseball game is in progress, a batter, catcher and umpire are in position at the plate with spectators beyond

Location

Palmer, Alaska

At home plate during a lull in a basball game on the Palmer community center quad, a local dignitary stands at bat while the umpire stands asside and spectators watch.
Title

Baseball 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

During a pause in the action of a baseball game in Palmer, a local dignitary takes up the bat at home plate.

Description

At home plate during a lull in a basball game on the Palmer community center quad, a local dignitary stands at bat while the umpire stands asside and spectators watch.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A crowd is gathered on the Palmer community center quad to watch a baseball game.
Title

Baseball 4

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A crowd stands on the Palmer community center quad watching a baseball game.

Description

A crowd is gathered on the Palmer community center quad to watch a baseball game.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Local residents gather on the sidelines of a baseball game in Palmer while their team takes a break from the action.
Title

Baseball 5

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Spectators are gathered to watch a baseball game in Palmer while the local team takes a break from the action.

Description

Local residents gather on the sidelines of a baseball game in Palmer while their team takes a break from the action.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man stands on the pitcher's mound of the ball field in Palmer's community center quad and is using a megaphone to make announcements to the crowd.  Community center buildings, trees and mountains are behind.
Title

Baseball 6

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man stands on the pitcher's mound and uses a megaphone to make announcements to the crowd.

Description

A man stands on the pitcher's mound of the ball field in Palmer's community center quad and is using a megaphone to make announcements to the crowd. Community center buildings, trees and mountains are behind.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A view of the infield shows a pitcher pitching on the mound and other players behind.  Community center buildings, trees and mountains are beyond.
Title

Baseball 7

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A baseball game is in progress with the pitcher throwing a pitch from the mound.

Description

A view of the infield shows a pitcher pitching on the mound and other players behind. Community center buildings, trees and mountains are beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Thirteen men in baseball uniforms pose together as a local team and umpire with local Palmer-area mountains recognizable in background.  Uniforms exhibit letters CVFD, interpreted to stand for "Colony Volunteer Fire Department"., identifying them as a local Palmer team.
Title

Baseball 8

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A local Palmer-area baseball team pose for a team photo

Description

Thirteen men in baseball uniforms pose together as a local team and umpire with local Palmer-area mountains recognizable in background. Uniforms exhibit letters CVFD, interpreted to stand for "Colony Volunteer Fire Department"., identifying them as a local Palmer team.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A crowd stands watching a baseball game on the Palmer community center quad with community center buildings in the background.  A young boy sits on a timber on the ground in foreground.  Mountains are visible in far background.
Title

Baseball 9

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A croud stands watching a baseball game on Palmer's community center quad.

Description

A crowd stands watching a baseball game on the Palmer community center quad with community center buildings in the background. A young boy sits on a timber on the ground in foreground. Mountains are visible in far background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Five men pose in the Colony Cabinet Shop among many tools used to construct the cabinetry for the colony homes and other new buildings.  Some cabinets under construction are visible.
Title

Cabinet Shop 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Five men pause in their work in the colony cabinet shop where they are constructing cabinetry for the new buildings of the colon.

Description

Five men pose in the Colony Cabinet Shop among many tools used to construct the cabinetry for the colony homes and other new buildings. Some cabinets under construction are visible.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows some of the tools in the carpentry shop used by builders of the colony  buildings
Title

Carpentry Shop 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Some of the tools in the carpentry shop await the builders of the colony buildings

Description

Image shows some of the tools in the carpentry shop used by builders of the colony buildings

Location

Palmer, Alaska

View is of the Colony farmstead of Walt & Melva Pippel showing the house, wellhouse, barn and part of a field.
Title

Colony Farm 33

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Summer view of the Pippel Colony farmstead including the house, wellhouse and barn

Description

View is of the Colony farmstead of Walt & Melva Pippel showing the house, wellhouse, barn and part of a field.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Cold frame covers are evident in foreground, a vintage truck with water barrels on the back is just beyond the cold frames.  A small field is beyond with a fringe of trees in background.
Title

Colony Farm 34

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Early spring view of cold frames in foreground with a truck parked behind them with barrels on the back for hauling water to the plant in the cold frames. A small clearing beyond awaits planting.

Description

Cold frame covers are evident in foreground, a vintage truck with water barrels on the back is just beyond the cold frames. A small field is beyond with a fringe of trees in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a spring view across several cold frames with the covers raised to show plants growing below.  A truck with water barrels on the back is at the side with an unplanted clearing beyond.   Heavy brushy forest is the background.
Title

Colony Farm 35

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Early spring plants are shown in cold frames with a vintage truck nearby used to haul water to them.

Description

Image is a spring view across several cold frames with the covers raised to show plants growing below. A truck with water barrels on the back is at the side with an unplanted clearing beyond. Heavy brushy forest is the background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a springtime view across a cleared field to a low hillside where several cold frames with white covers are installed.  A truck, with water barrels evident on the back, is parked nearby.  Several people stand at left.
Title

Colony Farm 36

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Several people stand at left viewing the cold frames and water truck on the Pippel farm.

Description

Image is a springtime view across a cleared field to a low hillside where several cold frames with white covers are installed. A truck, with water barrels evident on the back, is parked nearby. Several people stand at left.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a summer view of a log house with white trim in foreground and a colony barn with a "barrel vault" roof beyond.
Title

Colony Farm 38

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

View of a Colony farmstead with log house and colony barn with distinctive "barrel vault" roof.

Description

Image is a summer view of a log house with white trim in foreground and a colony barn with a "barrel vault" roof beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a summer view of a two-story log house, identified as belonging to Colonists Joe & Albertina Sieber.  The yard has been cleared of construction material, a wooden fence is partially visible at right, a clothesline is partially visible at left, and the cold frames against the house stand open.  The spruce/birch forest forms the background.
Title

Colony Home 37

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A summer view of a log Colony house show a cleaned-up yard with a clothesline and wooden fence erected. Cold frames stand open to the sun.

Description

Image is a summer view of a two-story log house, identified as belonging to Colonists Joe & Albertina Sieber. The yard has been cleared of construction material, a wooden fence is partially visible at right, a clothesline is partially visible at left, and the cold frames against the house stand open. The spruce/birch forest forms the background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

"Colony Kid" Bud Bouwens stands next to his young horse as he shows it at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer.  The lumber skeleton of a building is behind which was covered with tarps to provide an animal barn for the fair.
Title

Colony Kids 10

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

"Colony Kid" Bud Bouwens shows his young horse at the Fair.

Description

"Colony Kid" Bud Bouwens stands next to his young horse as he shows it at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer. The lumber skeleton of a building is behind which was covered with tarps to provide an animal barn for the fair.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Four young people sit on their horses waiting for the 4th of July parade to begin.  Two men stand behind.
Title

Colony Kids 11

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Four youngsters wait on their horses for the parade to start.

Description

Four young people sit on their horses waiting for the 4th of July parade to begin. Two men stand behind.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A youngster sits astride a white horse in Palmer's community center with two buildings behind.  The rear part of another horse is visiblw at left.
Title

Colony Kids 12

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A youngster waits on a white horse for "Palmer Days" activities to begin.

Description

A youngster sits astride a white horse in Palmer's community center with two buildings behind. The rear part of another horse is visiblw at left.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

"Colony Kid" Adelbert "Bubs" Ring shows his 4-H project calf at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer.  A white blanket over the calf's back identifies them as part of the "Midnight Sun 4-H Club".
Title

Colony Kids 13

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A young boy shows his 4-H project calf at the fair.

Description

"Colony Kid" Adelbert "Bubs" Ring shows his 4-H project calf at the first Matanuska Valley Fair in Palmer. A white blanket over the calf's back identifies them as part of the "Midnight Sun 4-H Club".

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A group of seven children are seated on a grassy slope with buckets of current berries they have picked.  Trees and brush are behind.
Title

Colony Kids 15

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Children of the Ring and Bouwens Matanuska Colony families are seated in an open patch of woods with buckets of wild red current berries they have picked

Description

A group of seven children are seated on a grassy slope with buckets of current berries they have picked. Trees and brush are behind.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A black pickup truck with several children riding in the back and a sign on the side identifying a 4-H club forms a float for the 1936 4th-of-July parade in Palmer.  Two other automobiles are visible behind.
Title

Colony Kids 16

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A group on children riding in the back of a pickup truck are part of a float in the 1936 Palmer 4th-of-July parade.

Description

A black pickup truck with several children riding in the back and a sign on the side identifying a 4-H club forms a float for the 1936 4th-of-July parade in Palmer. Two other automobiles are visible behind.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two young boys stand in a field of head-high grain in the Matanuska Valley.
Title

Colony Kids 17

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two colonist's sons, Jim and Bob Pippel, stand in a field of head-high grain in the Matanuska Valley.

Description

Two young boys stand in a field of head-high grain in the Matanuska Valley.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man stands holding a two-horse team ready to hitch the horses to an open wagon.  A white shed-roofed building is behind the wagon.
Title

Farming 30

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is holding a two-horse team in preparation of hitching them to an open wagon.

Description

A man stands holding a two-horse team ready to hitch the horses to an open wagon. A white shed-roofed building is behind the wagon.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man is riding a potato planter pulled by a team of two white horses over prepared ground with brushey forest behind
Title

Farming 20

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man rides a potato planter behind two white horses

Description

A man is riding a potato planter pulled by a team of two white horses over prepared ground with brushey forest behind

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man stands on a sled, or "Stone Boat", being pulled by a team of white horses over newly plowed ground
Title

Farming 21

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man stands on a sled, or "Stone Boat" being pulled by a team of white horses

Description

A man stands on a sled, or "Stone Boat", being pulled by a team of white horses over newly plowed ground

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man, identified as colonist Earl Barry, is seated on a mowing machine being pulled by a two-horse team, cutting grass on a steep hillside.  Middle ground is a large expanse of forest with portions of a lake, identified as Finger Lake (or "Barry's Lake) visible.  Mountains, including Pioneer Peak, are faintly visible in background.
Title

Farming 22

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is mowing hay on a steep hillside with a two-horse team and riding mower.

Description

A man, identified as colonist Earl Barry, is seated on a mowing machine being pulled by a two-horse team, cutting grass on a steep hillside. Middle ground is a large expanse of forest with portions of a lake, identified as Finger Lake (or "Barry's Lake) visible. Mountains, including Pioneer Peak, are faintly visible in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Colonist Claire Patton stands in a tilled field with a spike-toothed harrow attached to a work horse, identified a "Prince".  A log house is mostly obscured behind the horse, heavy forest is visible in far middle ground and mountains form the background.
Title

Farming 23

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Colonist Claire Patton is harrowing a tilled field behind a work horse

Description

Colonist Claire Patton stands in a tilled field with a spike-toothed harrow attached to a work horse, identified a "Prince". A log house is mostly obscured behind the horse, heavy forest is visible in far middle ground and mountains form the background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man and two-horse team are disking a tilled field in foreground in front of a log colony house.  Another small house, scattered trees, and minor parts of mountains are in background.
Title

Farming 24

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is disking tilled ground in front of a log colony house.

Description

A man and two-horse team are disking a tilled field in foreground in front of a log colony house. Another small house, scattered trees, and minor parts of mountains are in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man stands with a two-horse team harnessed and ready to hitch to a wagon.   A white shed-roofed building is behind.
Title

Farming 25

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is preparing to hitch a team of horses to a wagon.

Description

A man stands with a two-horse team harnessed and ready to hitch to a wagon. A white shed-roofed building is behind.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is a low oblique of a grain field on the Matanuska Experiment Farm being harvested with a three-horse team pulling a grain binder.  One man rides the binder while another man gathers the harvested grain bundles into upright shocks to dry.
Title

Farming 26

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A field of grain on the Matanuska Experiment Farm is being harvested with a grain binder being pulled by a three-horse team.

Description

Image is a low oblique of a grain field on the Matanuska Experiment Farm being harvested with a three-horse team pulling a grain binder. One man rides the binder while another man gathers the harvested grain bundles into upright shocks to dry.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Image is of a cat tractor pulling a heavy disk over a newly cleared and plowed hillside field.
Title

Farming 27

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A cat tractor pulls a heavy disk over a newly cleared and plowed field.

Description

Image is of a cat tractor pulling a heavy disk over a newly cleared and plowed hillside field.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A large area has been cleared from the forest and part of the cleared area has been plowed.  A cat tractor is pulling a heavy disk over the plowed portion to prepare the ground for planting.
Title

Farming 28

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man on a cat tractor pulls a heavy disk over newly cleared and plowed ground to prepare the ground for planting the first crop.

Description

A large area has been cleared from the forest and part of the cleared area has been plowed. A cat tractor is pulling a heavy disk over the plowed portion to prepare the ground for planting.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A man driving a cat tractor is pulling a grain drill and cultipacker on a prepared field.  Another man rides the drill to operate the levers to manage the drill.
Title

Farming 29

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man on a cat tractor is pulling a grain drill & cultipacker on a prepared field while another man operates the drill.

Description

A man driving a cat tractor is pulling a grain drill and cultipacker on a prepared field. Another man rides the drill to operate the levers to manage the drill.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows nine men in a large field digging, pulling and sacking carrots.  A small building is in background at left and a white tent is in background at right with dense forest beyond.  The photographer's title at bottom mistakenly identifies this as "the Spud Crop".
Title

Farming 31

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Men are harvesting carrots in a large field.

Description

Image shows nine men in a large field digging, pulling and sacking carrots. A small building is in background at left and a white tent is in background at right with dense forest beyond. The photographer's title at bottom mistakenly identifies this as "the Spud Crop".

Location

A man and boy hold up a section of gill net set at low tide showing salmon caught in the net
Title

Fishermen 10

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man and boy are picking a gill net set at low tide preparing to harvest the captured salmon

Description

A man and boy hold up a section of gill net set at low tide showing salmon caught in the net

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Four men and two boys stand in water next to a wooden skiff, tilting it to show their bountiful salmon catch in the bottom of the boat.
Title

Fishermen 11

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Four men and two boys show off their successful salmon catch in the bottom of their wooden skiff

Description

Four men and two boys stand in water next to a wooden skiff, tilting it to show their bountiful salmon catch in the bottom of the boat.

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Four men and two boys pose next to their wooden skiff showing off the salmon they caught in a set gill net in Goose Bay
Title

Fishermen 12

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Four men and two boys are gathered next to a wooden skiff, displaying thei salmon catch

Description

Four men and two boys pose next to their wooden skiff showing off the salmon they caught in a set gill net in Goose Bay

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Four men and two boys pose standing on a beach holding several salmon
Title

Fishermen 13

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Four men and two boys stand on the beach of Goose Bay holding several salmon they caught with the community gill net

Description

Four men and two boys pose standing on a beach holding several salmon

Location

Goose Bay of Cook Inlet, Alaska

Four men and two boys stand on a beach holding up several salmon on display
Title

Fishermen 14

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Men and boys stand on a beach displaying salmon they caught by gill net

Description

Four men and two boys stand on a beach holding up several salmon on display

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Two men in a skiff off a muddy shore pull a gill net laden with caught salmon
Title

Fishermen 6

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two men in a skiff in Goos Bay pull a gill net holding several salmon

Description

Two men in a skiff off a muddy shore pull a gill net laden with caught salmon

Location

Goose Bay of Cook Inlet, Alaska

Two men in a skiff on the water pull a gill net laden with caught salmon
Title

Fishermen 7

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two colony men in a skiff in Goose Bay of Cook Inlet are pulling a gill net aboard laden with caught salmon

Description

Two men in a skiff on the water pull a gill net laden with caught salmon

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Two men in a skiff on the water picking a gill net of salmon
Title

Fishermen 8

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two men in a skiff on the water of Goose Bay picking a gill net of salmon

Description

Two men in a skiff on the water picking a gill net of salmon

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Two men stand on a muddy beach at low tide and pick salmon from a gill net
Title

Fishermen 9

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two men stand on a muddy beach at low tide and bend to pick captured salmon from a gill net

Description

Two men stand on a muddy beach at low tide and pick salmon from a gill net

Location

Goose Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

A man is showing a prize-winning heifer in front of a building with "Matanuska Valley Fair" painted on the roof.
Title

Livestock Cows 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man shows a young cow in front of a building with "Matanuska Valley Fair" painted on the roof.

Description

A man is showing a prize-winning heifer in front of a building with "Matanuska Valley Fair" painted on the roof.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man shows a small calf at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair.  Brush and mountains in background.
Title

Livestock Cows 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is showing a young prize-winning calf at the Fair

Description

A man shows a small calf at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair. Brush and mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man shows a prize-winning bull at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair with a partial view of a barn building behind and mountains in background.
Title

Livestock Cows 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man shows a prize-winning bull at the fair

Description

A man shows a prize-winning bull at the 1937 Matanuska Valley Fair with a partial view of a barn building behind and mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

One horse of a two-horse team is partially down and astraddle of the wagon's tongue as they are being hitched up.  One man and two other sets of hands are evident in trying to get the horse straightened up.
Title

Livestock Horses 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A two-horse team is being hitched to a wagon but one horse has gotten astraddle the tongue with its rear end down on the tongue with a rear leg under. Three people are trying to the horse up and in position.

Description

One horse of a two-horse team is partially down and astraddle of the wagon's tongue as they are being hitched up. One man and two other sets of hands are evident in trying to get the horse straightened up.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Joe Flakney, Agricultural Extension Agent for the Matanuska Valley, stands next to a pickup truck in 1936
Title

Men 10

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Joe Flackney stands next to a pickup truck

Description

Joe Flakney, Agricultural Extension Agent for the Matanuska Valley, stands next to a pickup truck in 1936

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A workman saws a board at a table saw in the colony carpenter shop
Title

Men 11

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man saws a board on a table saw in the colony carpenter shop

Description

A workman saws a board at a table saw in the colony carpenter shop

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two men (one identified as Bud Fritz) squat next to a cat tractor obviously under repair
Title

Men 2

Creator

Hewitts

Subject

Two mechanics pose next to a cat tractor jacked up and disassembled for repair.

Description

Two men (one identified as Bud Fritz) squat next to a cat tractor obviously under repair

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Four mechanics pose next to a cat tractor partially disassembled for repair.  Two men are identified
Title

Men 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Four mechanics pose next to a partially dissembled cat tractor

Description

Four mechanics pose next to a cat tractor partially disassembled for repair. Two men are identified

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two men, apparently carpenters, pose next to an unfinished building of the Matanuska Colony Project
Title

Men 4

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two men, apparently carpenters, pose next to an unfinished building

Description

Two men, apparently carpenters, pose next to an unfinished building of the Matanuska Colony Project

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two carpenters are sawing boards with a large fuel tank lying on its side behind them
Title

Men 5

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two carpenters of the Matanuska Colony Project are sawing boards with a large fuel tank lying behind them

Description

Two carpenters are sawing boards with a large fuel tank lying on its side behind them

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A group of men, with shovels, a wheelbarrow and a cement mixer, are constructing the base for the flag pole in Palmer's community center.  The Trading Post and trees are visible beyond.
Title

Men 6

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A group of men are constructing the concreat base for the flag pole in Palmer's community center

Description

A group of men, with shovels, a wheelbarrow and a cement mixer, are constructing the base for the flag pole in Palmer's community center. The Trading Post and trees are visible beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Five men with shovels and a wheelbarrow pose as they participate in construction of the flag pole base in Palmer's community center.  Part of the gym is visible beyond.
Title

Men 7

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Construction workers pose with shovels and a wheelbarrow as they assist in construction of Palmer's flag pole base.

Description

Five men with shovels and a wheelbarrow pose as they participate in construction of the flag pole base in Palmer's community center. Part of the gym is visible beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Men labor with hand tools to construct the flag pole base in Palmer's community center
Title

Men 8

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Men are shoveling concrete by hand to construct the flag pole base in Palmer's community center

Description

Men labor with hand tools to construct the flag pole base in Palmer's community center

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A carpenter is standing near a stack of boards and is cutting a board with a hand saw as part of a construction project associated with the Matanuska Colony.
Title

Men 9

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man stands near a stack of lumber and is cutting a board with a hand saw.

Description

A carpenter is standing near a stack of boards and is cutting a board with a hand saw as part of a construction project associated with the Matanuska Colony.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A group of people are standing on a railroad depo platform with a train car behind.  Three men greet each other in center while women look on.  Two priests shake hands while the third man looks on.
Title

People 38

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Fr. Bernard Hubbard and Fr. Merrill Sulzman shake hands on the train depot platform while Leo Jacobs and several women look on.

Description

A group of people are standing on a railroad depo platform with a train car behind. Three men greet each other in center while women look on. Two priests shake hands while the third man looks on.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A group of people are gathered on the train depot with a train car behind.  Three men stand in center with several well-dressed women behind and on both sides.
Title

People 39

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Three men, Fr. Bernard Hubbard, Leo Jacobs, and Fr. Merrill Sulzman stand together on the train platform with several well dressed and unidentified women look on.

Description

A group of people are gathered on the train depot with a train car behind. Three men stand in center with several well-dressed women behind and on both sides.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man rides a bucking horse while spectators watch from the board fence beyond
Title

Rodeo 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man rides a bucking horse while people watch from the fence beyond

Description

A man rides a bucking horse while spectators watch from the board fence beyond

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man rides a bucking brown horse while the pick-up man rides a white horse nearby.  A couple of spectators are visible at the edge of the image.  Poultry houses are visible beyond.
Title

Rodeo 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man is riding a bucking horse while another man rides nearby as pick-up man.

Description

A man rides a bucking brown horse while the pick-up man rides a white horse nearby. A couple of spectators are visible at the edge of the image. Poultry houses are visible beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man rides a brown bucking horse while his pick-up man rides a white horse nearby.  Poultry houses are beyond with geese visible in a pen.  A parked car is visible in middle ground and heavy forest forms the background.
Title

Rodeo 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A man rides a bucking horse while his pick-up man rides nearby to help on the dismount.

Description

A man rides a brown bucking horse while his pick-up man rides a white horse nearby. Poultry houses are beyond with geese visible in a pen. A parked car is visible in middle ground and heavy forest forms the background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Five horses and riders are racing in line in front of spectators seated on bleachers behind a baseball backstop.  The horses appear to be running in a large circle on the open baseball field on the east side of the school building.  The poultry houses are visible behind the action with heavy forest in background.
Title

Rodeo 4

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Five horses and riders are in a race around the baseball field east of the school

Description

Five horses and riders are racing in line in front of spectators seated on bleachers behind a baseball backstop. The horses appear to be running in a large circle on the open baseball field on the east side of the school building. The poultry houses are visible behind the action with heavy forest in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Rusty & Russ Dow stand together in front of a hay wagon on a sunny winter day dressed in light winter clothing.   Written on the image is "Our Announcement and Seasons Greetings Rusty and Russ Dow".
Title

Russ & Rusty Dow 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Image appears to be a wedding announcement and season greeting from Rusty and Russ Dow.

Description

Rusty & Russ Dow stand together in front of a hay wagon on a sunny winter day dressed in light winter clothing. Written on the image is "Our Announcement and Seasons Greetings Rusty and Russ Dow".

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two men operate a portable sawmill for cutting house logs for colony houses, barns & other buildings
Title

Sawmill 11

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Two men operate a portable sawmill

Description

Two men operate a portable sawmill for cutting house logs for colony houses, barns & other buildings

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is of Colony tents in foreground and middle ground with Pioneer Peak in background
Title

Tent City 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colony tents are in foreground and middle ground with mountains in background

Description

Image is of Colony tents in foreground and middle ground with Pioneer Peak in background

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Eastern view of the tent office of the U.S. Army Signal Corps headquarters in Palmer showing antennas, boardwalks and garden plot in foreground, school and other buildings at middle ground, and mountains in background.
Title

Tent City Offices 4

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Summer view of the Army Signal Corps office in Palmer circa 1936.

Description

Eastern view of the tent office of the U.S. Army Signal Corps headquarters in Palmer showing antennas, boardwalks and garden plot in foreground, school and other buildings at middle ground, and mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Several men are erecting a well drilling derrick in preparation for drilling a water well for a new colony home.
Title

Water Well 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

A well drilling derrick is being erected in order to drill a water well at new colony home site.

Description

Several men are erecting a well drilling derrick in preparation for drilling a water well for a new colony home.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

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