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Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view from a hill overlooking the town of Alma, on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is frozen. Several churches and residential houses are visibl...

Photograph

Principal Depot

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City. The text on the photographs reads, "Principal Depot for Minnesota Views, at Martin's Art Gallery, 264 Third Street, St. Paul" and th...

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: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town and river.

Date:  date unknown

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

Postcard

Fountain City

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fountain City with the Mississippi River in the background.

Date: 1899-04-06 

Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Groups of boys on the Mississippi River shore undressing for a swim. Alma is visible across the river.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Wilma Gesell in a feathered hat, fur stole and muff.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Air view of Fountain City.

Date: 1877 

Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Betsy's Abode

Date: 1905 

Description: A woman poses in front of her log cabin with her dog.

Date:  

Description: View, probably from Eagle Bluff, overlooking Fountain City and the Mississippi River.

Date: 1918-01 

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

Photograph

The Threshing Crew

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin threshing crew, with steam operated tractor, in Buffalo county.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view across field with large haystacks towards a woman sitting in horse-drawn carriage in a farmyard.

Photograph

Vineyard at Alma

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.

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