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Date: 1879 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of photographer Gerhard Gesell, Sr. and his wife Christine Giesen Gesell taken shortly after their marriage in 1879. She is sitting in a ch...
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...
Date: date unknown
Description: Groups of boys on the Mississippi River shore undressing for a swim. Alma is visible across the river.
Description: Elevated view across field with large haystacks towards a woman sitting in horse-drawn carriage in a farmyard.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
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.
Description: Merton Sutter receiving a 4-H farm accounting award in front of a McCormick-Deering All-Steel Thresher. Original caption reads: "Winner of $300 merchandisi...
Date: 1883 ca.
Description: Man waving his hat in foreground with Alma, Wisconsin, visible in background across the Mississippi River.
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: Wisconsin threshing crew, with steam operated tractor, in Buffalo county.
Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.
Description: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.
Description: View across the Mississippi River of Eagle Bluff and Fountain City, with a man in the foreground. The steamer "U.S. Gen. Barnard" is at a landing and a row...
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.
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: 1894 ca.
Description: Elevated view looking down at wagons and crowd gathering for McCormick Day parade. "McCormick Day" was a promotional device sponsored by the McCormick Harv...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.
Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin 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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