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Description: Two young girls play on a seesaw (teeter totter) in a yard near stacks of fuel wood.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man standing on bluff with Mississippi River far below in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Boys undressing to go swimming in the Mississippi River. Alma, Wisconsin is across the river in the background.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty. He was a Swiss immigrant, arriv...

Date: 1893 

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.

Photograph

Night Hunters

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two hunters, Jacob Gross, sitting and holding a lantern, and Henry Herold, standing and holding a rifle a...

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Description: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.

Photograph

Bartenders

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Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men posing on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Fountain City. Fountain Brewery is visible at bottom right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two of the Gesell boys in a baseball pose.

Date: 1918-01 

Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.

Photograph

Gesell Children

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.

Date: 1938 

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...

Photograph

Log-Rolling Contest

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Description: Log-rolling contest with large group of spectators on shore.

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...

Photograph

Girls in a Ring

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three girls holding hands in a ring (dancing).

Date: 1908 

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...

Photograph

Alma, Wisconsin

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Man waving his hat in foreground with Alma, Wisconsin, visible in background across the Mississippi River.

Date: 1976 

Description: LeAnn Wenger, the Buffalo County Honey Queen. Wenger's hometown is Fountain City, Wisconsin. She is standing in front of a honey display, wearing a Buffalo...

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