These photographs reflect both intentional and unintentional efforts to record a moment in time. Some are posed, others are candid moments. Collectively, they reveal women’s experience in Alaska history to be a patchwork of labor and leisure, innovation and convention, isolation and companionship, formal and informal, tradition and modernity, individual and collective. Photographs of Native Alaskan women, Russian women, and Anglo women reveal these dichotomies, as do images of professional and working class women. The people in these photographs depict the ordinary and extraordinary lives of Alaskan women.