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Description: Colorized postcard of the Mississippi River and bluffs near Alma. A docked paddle boat can be seen by the shoreline.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Christmas postcard of 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...
Description: Distant view of Cochrane from a field. A road or highway stands between the field and Cochrane.
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 railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Date: date unknown
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
Description: Bird's-eye map over the Mississippi River of Fountain City. Paddle steamers and steamboats are on the river, and bluffs are in the background.
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...
Description: Photographic postcard of scenes from Alma. Three scenes from areas around Alma show the town along the Mississippi River, an elevated view of the river bet...
Description: Elevated view across field with large haystacks towards a woman sitting in horse-drawn carriage in a farmyard.
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...
Date: 1902 after
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
Description: Lumber raft in the water near the shoreline with two paddle wheel steamboats and a bluff in the distance.
Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.
Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.
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: A parade of patriotically decorated automobiles progresses down the 100 block of North Main Street.
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
Description: Wisconsin threshing crew, with steam operated tractor, in Buffalo county.
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