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J.J. Bugge

Date: 1935
Description: One of a group of images under the headline: "Matanuska Valley Colonists Wait for Mail, Carry Water, Haul Logs." Original caption reads: "J.J. Bugge, Minne...
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Two Boys Carrying Water

Date: 1935
Description: One of a group of images under the headline: "Matanuska Valley Colonists Wait for Mail, Carry Water, Haul Logs." Original caption reads: "You can't get wat...
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Family Standing Outside of Tent

Date: 1935
Description: One of a group of images under the headline: "Matanuska Valley Colonists Wait for Mail, Carry Water, Haul Logs." Original caption reads: "Wisconsin colonis...
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Matanuska Valley Colonists

Date: May 1935
Description: One of a group of images under the headline: "Matanuska Valley Colonists Wait for Mail, Carry Water, Haul Logs." Original caption reads: "Intimate view of...
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Mrs. Bud Holler

Date: 1935
Description: One of two images under the headline: "Wives of Alaskan Pioneers Kept Busy Sewing, Making Tent Homes Neat and Clean." Original caption reads: "Mrs. Bud Hol...
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Boys Playing Marble Game

Date: June 27 1935
Description: Group of boys playing marble game outdoors. One image under the headline: "The Kids Love Alaska; There's So Much to Do." Original caption reads: "Marbles s...
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Children in Camp 8

Date: May 31 1935
Description: One of two images under the headline: "How Children Keep Busy in Alaskan Tent Colony." Original caption reads: "It's warm enough for sun suits in the Palme...
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Group of Children at Sunday School

Date: 1935
Description: One of two images under the headline: "How Children Keep Busy in Alaskan Tent Colony." Original caption reads: "How do the children live in the Wisconsin-M...
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Aerial View of Palmer

Date: June 1935
Description: Aerial view of. Original caption on AP print reads: "Matanuska Valley, Alaska, Sept. 15--Twentieth Century Pioneers--Breaking a wilderness to the purposes...
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Arville Schaleben Standing Next to Automobile

Date: 1935
Description: Arville Schaleben standing next to an automobile with a camera over his shoulder, a screwdriver in his right hand, and a cigarette in his left hand. A man...
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Arville Schaleben Photographing Three Children

Date: 1935
Description: Arville Schaleben taking a photograph of three children sitting on a log with a camera on a tripod in the Alaska Colony. Caption on back of print reads: "A...
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Farm of Walter Pippel

Date: April 10 1938
Description: Elevated view of the farm. Original caption reads, in part: "A loud wail? is arising from the Matanuska Valley of Alaska colonists because the government i...
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Outdoor Portrait of Arville Schaleben

Date: 1935
Description: Outdoor full-length portrait of Arville Schaleben.
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Betty Meier, Hairdressing

Date: May 31 1935
Description: One of two images under the headline: "Colonists Play 'Find the Freight'; a Beauty Shop." Original caption reads: "At the right is Betty Meier, 18, of Dulu...
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Group of Children at Camp Number 5

Date: 1935
Description: Group portrait of children sitting on a stack of logs. One of the children is holding a cat. Taken at Colony, Camp Number 5. Cabins are in the background....
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People in front of Palmer Post Office and General Store

Date: 1935
Description: People are gathered at the entrance to the Post Office and General Store. There is a horse tethered to a wooden fence post, and an automobile is parked nea...
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Arville Schaleben and Prof. Goodman

Date: 1935
Description: Arville Schaleben and Prof. Alpheus Mansfield Goodman talking in front of tent. Arville is holding a camera on his left arm.
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Arville Schaleben Drinking from Spring

Date: 1935
Description: Arville is crouching at the edge of a stream. He has a camera case over his shoulder. Self-portrait. Caption on print reads: "A self-photo. Correspondent A...
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Arville Schaleben Using Typewriter

Date: May 23 1935
Description: Arville Schaleben using a typewriter in a tent. Caption with negative reads: "One-second exposure of myself inside out [sic] sleeping quarters and office."
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Will Rogers in Alaska

Date: August 15 1935
Description: Will Rogers in an Alaskan pea field in Matanuska Valley.

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