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Swimming in the Mississippi River

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Men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background.


Image ID: 2083

Creation Date:  

Creator Name: Gesell, Gerhard

City: Alma

County: Buffalo

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Gesell, Gerhard: Photographs, ca. 1875 - 1950

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (G471)16

Original Dimensions: 3 x 4 inches


This image is part of the Gerhard A. Gesell collection. Gerhard Gesell (1845-1906) began his photographic career in Reads Landing, Minnesota. He moved across the Mississippi River, to Alma, Wisconsin, in 1876 where he remained until his death. He earned a reputation for his portraits of townspeople and members of the German immigrant community. His photos include images of daily life in this community along the Mississippi River.


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