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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: date unknown
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: Two men posing on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Fountain City. Fountain Brewery is visible at bottom right.
Description: View looking east on Liberty Street from Shore Drive. In the foregound is the F. Bohri & Son Clothing store, and behind it is a store selling "Drugs, Medic...
Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pi...
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.
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: 1890 ca.
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Date: 1883 ca.
Description: Man waving his hat in foreground with Alma, Wisconsin, visible in background across the Mississippi River.
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background on the far shoreline.
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
Description: Four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman is holding an umbrella...
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: 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: 1887 ca.
Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell sitting in a chair reading an issue of the "Photographic Recorder".
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
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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