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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...
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...
Date: date unknown
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: Ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper. Register’s certificate in margin. On verso: Surveyor’s and Notary’s certificates. "Lot No: Four & South East Quarter...
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
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: 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...
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...
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: Southward view down the dirt Main Street, looking towards a house, two churches, and a grove of trees.
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
Description: Railroad depot with two sets of railroad tracks in the foreground.
Description: CB&N Railroad locomotive entering town. Railroad station in center.
Description: Photographic postcard from across a street of the exterior of the new two-story brick jail.
Description: Colorized postcard of the Mississippi River and bluffs near Alma. A docked paddle boat can be seen by the shoreline.
Description: View down flooded railroad tracks of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad by the Mississippi River. There are houses on the left, and in the backgroun...
Date: 1902 after
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.
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...
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