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Date: date unknown
Description: Lumber raft in the water near the shoreline with two paddle wheel steamboats and a bluff in the distance.
Description: Scene of the town of Alma from the Mississippi River. Alma and the bluffs along the Mississippi are visible in the far background. A paddle steamer can be...
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: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin 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...
Date: 1800 after
Description: Map shows plat of the town Alma and the Mississippi River. Streets running horizontally begin at the top with "SIXTH STREET" and end with "MAIN STREET". St...
Description: View across street of shops and other buildings along Main Street. A buggy can be seen driving down the road. There is a bluff in the background.
Date: 1902 after
Description: Elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River from the bluffs above the city. Photograph was taken after 1902 when the Buffalo County Training School...
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
Description: CB&N Railroad locomotive entering town. Railroad station in center.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Street with Gesell Photographic Studio, which is built into the side of a bluff, about 1895. His studio was on Main Street from 1877-1903. Miller and Co. L...
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: 1925 ca.
Description: Fountain City street scene including a law office and multiple other buildings.
Description: Colorized postcard of the Mississippi River and bluffs near Alma. A docked paddle boat can be seen by the shoreline.
Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
Description: Wisconsin threshing crew, with steam operated tractor, in Buffalo county.
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: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
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