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Description: Photographic postcard over the Mississippi River showing of the town of Alma. Bluffs are behind the town. In the foreground, two men in hats sit in a canoe...
Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.
Date: date unknown
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell's five children (l to r: Arnold, Bertha, Robert, Gerhard, and Wilma) posed around a Christmas tree with their gifts.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Elevated view of people, horses, and wagons gathered in the center of Fountain City to celebrate McCormick Day. Scherer's Hotel is at left. The event was o...
Description: A woman poses in front of her log cabin with her dog.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell sitting in a chair reading an issue of the "Photographic Recorder".
Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.
Description: Woman milking her cow.
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.
Description: Man standing on bluff with Mississippi River far below in the background.
Description: Five children play in the yard while a young woman watches from the doorway. A boy hangs from a cross bar; a boy rides a rocking horse; two girls sit on a...
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: A Swiss "Schutenfest" club, affiliated with the Central Shooting Society of Wisconsin, started about 1877 and lasted until about 1920. Group of men posing...
Description: Large group of farm adults and children, probably of German extraction, of one or more families, gathered under fruit trees at the edge of a cornfield, pre...
Description: Boys undressing to go swimming in the Mississippi River. Alma, Wisconsin is across the river in the background.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three girls holding hands in a ring (dancing).
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