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Photograph

Steamer "Quincy"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.

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...

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...

Date: 1893 

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three people playing croquet on the banks of the Mississippi River near Alma, Wis. A woman sits in a rowboat with a dog nearby in the background.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.

Date: 1880 

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: 1907 

Description: Aerial view of the Mississippi River with log rafts.

Date:  

Description: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.

Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of town and surrounding landscape that includes trees, rolling hills, and a river.

Postcard

View from Alma

Date: 1907-07-15 

Description: Photographic postcard of the river valley from the bluffs near Alma. A small portion of the river is visible between the bluffs and somewhat obscured by lo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man standing on bluff with Mississippi River far below in the background.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the upper Mississippi River. The text on the photograph reads, "From Whitney's Gallery, St. Paul, Minn."

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men posing on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Fountain City. Fountain Brewery is visible at bottom right.

Postcard

High School

Date: 1914-08-17 

Description: Colorized photographic postcard of the high school. Exterior view of the two-story high school and lawn. A tree obscures the facade and bell tower of the s...

Date: 1910 

Description: Southward view down the dirt Main Street, looking towards a house, two churches, and a grove of trees.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town and river.

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