Title

Experiment Farm 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image shows fields & experimental plots in foreground, buildings of the experiment farm in middle ground with forest behind, and mountains faintly in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Turnip Harvest

Description

Image shows a man carrying a pitchfork and a large turnip in front of a building at the experiment farm.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 11

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Grain Field

Description

Image shows a partially harvested grain field with several grain shocks and a man at the edge of the standing grain, possibly cutting it by hand. A different grain plot appears beyond and plots of other plants, possibly berries, are evident in the middle ground. A bluff and forest are in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 12

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Building Haystacks

Description

Image shows two men in a field of harvested hay in the foreground, lifting loose hay with pitchforks to place it over upright wooden stakes to form haystacks. A harvested grain field is just beyond with grain shocks evident. Fences, pasture land and trees are in far middle ground.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 13

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Hogs

Description

Image shows several Hampshire hogs and piglets in a stubble field with buildings of the Matanuska Agricultural Experiment Farm in far middle ground and forest beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 14

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Hogs

Description

Image shows several Hampshire hogs and piglets in a stubble field with buildings of the Matanuska Agricultural Experiment Farm in far middle ground and forest beyond and mountains in background. A man is evident walking in the field in middle ground.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 15

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Man & Hogs

Description

Image shows Experiment Farm director M.D. Snodgrass standing in a fenced enclosure with three Hampshire hogs. A forested hill is in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 16

Creator

International News Press

Subject

Harvesting grain with a cat tractor and grain binder

Description

Image shows grain being harvested on the Matanuska Agricultural Experiment Farm. Grain bundles formed into shocks are in foreground. A cat tractor is pulling a grain binder, cutting standing grain in the field at middle ground. One man is on the tractor, another rides the binder. Bundles of cut grain are evident on the ground in middle ground and additional shocks are visible in far middle ground. A hillside with a road cut and trees is in background with mountain tops visible beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 17

Creator

Hewitt's Photo Shop

Subject

Experiment Farm

Description

Image is a high oblique west oriented overview of the Matanuska Experiment Farm and surrounding landscape. Land clearing patterns are obvious. Several small independent farmsteads are visible in small forest clearings. Lakes and roads are visible.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 18

Creator

“ACME” News Photos

Subject

Matanuska Agricultural Experiment Farm

Description

Image shows the Matanuska Experiment Farm buildings in middle ground, a field of harvested & shocked grain in foreground, forest behind the buildings and snow-topped Pioneer Peak prominent in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 19

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Harvesting grain with a grain binder & two-horse team

Description

Image depicts a man riding a grain binder pulled by a two horse team with grain shocks in the foreground, buildings of the Matanuska Experiment Farm in near background, with Pioneer Peak & other Chugach Mountains beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image shows fields & experimental plots in foreground, buildings of the experiment farm in middle ground with forest behind.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 20

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Digging Potatoes

Description

Image shows a partially harvested potato field with three men digging potatoes by hand using long-handled forks. Two rows of dug potatoes and several wooden tote boxes are evident in the foreground. A hay field with several haystacks is in middle ground and a bluff and forest are in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 21

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Digging Potatoes

Description

Image shows a partially harvested potato field with a man digging potatoes by hand using a long-handled fork. Two rows of dug potatoes and an old truck are evident in the foreground. A harvested hay field with several haystacks is in middle ground and a bluff and forest are in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 22

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Cultipacking With A Horse Team

Description

Image shows a man riding a cultipacker machine drawn by a team of two white horses in a field of tilled ground on the Matanuska Experiment Farm. A forest is in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 23

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Berry Test Plots

Description

Image shows berry test plots in foreground & middle ground surrounded by chicken wire fence on wood posts. Newly cleared ground & stumps show in the right foreground with a planted field in middle ground. Forest occupies far middle ground, mountains in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 24

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Fall harvest of berries from test plots at the Experiment Farm

Description

This image shows hillside test plots of various types of berries at the Matanuska Experiment Farm, and numerous women in the act of harvesting the berries. Additional test plots are in the foreground. The barn, silo & other buildings of the farm are beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 25

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Fall harvest of berries from the test plots at the Experiment Farm

Description

This image shows hillside test plots of various types of berries at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and numerous women in the act of harvesting the berries. Additional test plots are on level ground. The photo is taken from Trunk Road with the roadside fence and gate to the plots in the foreground. Trunk road is shown ascending the hill above the plots.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 26

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Fall harvest of berries from from test plots at the Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

This image shows hillside test plots of various types of berries at the Matanuska Experiment Farm, and numerous women in the act of harvesting the berries. Additional test plots of corn in the foreground.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 27

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Fall harvest of berries from test plots at the Experiment Farm

Description

This image shows hillside test plots of various types of berries at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and numerous women in the act of harvesting the berries. Additional test plots and newly cleared land beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 28

Creator

Jackson

Subject

Wheat harvest at the Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image is a fall westerly view across the lower fields of the Experiment Farm showing a small house and greenhouse at the base of the hill and shocks of grain in the fields. Trunk Road is evident as it ascends the hill and a small building is evident in the field on the top bench. Heavy forest boarders the fields in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 29

Creator

Jackson

Subject

Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image is an easterly view of the Matanuska/Wasilla road leading past fields to the Experiment Farm complex. The barns and houses are at center middle ground and a small house and greenhouse are evident at the base of the hill to the right. Heavy forest is behind the complex and mountains are in the background under cloudy skies.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image shows fields & experimental plots in foreground, buildings of the experiment farm in middle ground with forest behind, and mountains faintly in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 30

Creator

Hewitts

Subject

Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image shows a grass field in foreground, the barn, silos and associated buildings of the Experiment Farm in middle ground, forest behind and part of Pioneer Peak in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 31

Creator

Bragaws

Subject

Buildings of the Matanuska Experiment Farm

Description

Image is of a tilled field in foreground before several of the buildings of the Matanuska Experiment Farm with heavy forest beyond. Date of the photo is uncertain, but based partly on the automobile visible at left of the house, it’s estimated to be in the early 1930’s.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 32

Creator

Johnston

Subject

Haystacks dot the field in front of Matanuska Experiment Farm houses, barns and outbuildings

Description

Image is of the Matanuska Experiment Farm with harvested loose hay formed into stacks on hay stakes in foreground with farm buildings beyond. The differences in size and shape of the hay stacks suggest they may reflect experiments in either plots of different production techniques of the hay throughout the field or different configuration of the stacks for best curing the hay. Heavy forest forms the backdrop.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 33

Creator

Hitchen

Subject

A color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm viewed from Trunk Road on the south

Description

Image is a fall color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm buildings taken from Trunk Road south of the farm. The gravel road is prominent in foreground with a car parked on the shoulder. A field of ripe grain is to the left and the farm buildings are in middle ground, center. A power pole is visible to the right of the road and telephone poles and wires are evident on the road’s left side. Fluffy white clouds are in blue sky overhead.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Barns

Description

Image shows the back of the main barn at Matanuska Experiment Farm and a pole barn partly filled with hay, wire fencing on wood posts in foreground, trees in middle & background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Harvested Grain

Description

Image shows a man, identified as “Wingfield”, standing in a field of harvested grain in shocks in the foreground, buildings of the Matanuska Experiment Farm are behind in middle ground, Pioneer Peak in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Haystacks

Description

Image shows a man standing in a field of harvested hay formed in haystacks in stakes in the foreground, trees in middle ground and mountains in background.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 7

Creator

Don Irwin

Subject

Woman mowing hay with a two horse team

Description

Image shows a team of two white horses hitched to a mower in a field of hay in the process of being mowed. Sitting on the mower is a woman in a dress and sweater, holding the reins.

Location

Matanuska Experiment Farm near Palmer, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 8

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Man & Berry Plants

Description

Image shows a man, identified as M.D. Snodgrass, standing among shrubby that appears to be berry bushes in the foreground, fields and forest are beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Men In Field

Description

Image shows three men, center man identified as M.D. Snodgrass, standing in a field of grain with a different crop in the foreground, fields and forest are beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

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