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Main Street in Alma

Date: 1908 

Description: Main Street in Alma.

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Buildings in Alma

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of Alma.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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Alma, Wisconsin

Date: 1883 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Gesell children posed with a dog. Arnold is on the right.

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Eagle Bluff

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1918-01 

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

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City from the Mississippi River.

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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: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.

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Description: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.

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Feeding a Calf

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lumber raft in the water near the shoreline with two paddle wheel steamboats and a bluff in the distance.

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River View of Alma

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of Alma from across the Mississippi River.

Date:  date unknown

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

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Railroad Station

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of a railroad station.

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Train Entering Alma

Date:  date unknown

Description: CB&N Railroad locomotive entering town. Railroad station in center.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Oblique view from the Mississippi River. Two young women are in a rowboat near the shoreline, and two young men are fishing in the river. Alma at the foot...

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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...

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