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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: 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.
Description: Colorized postcard of the Mississippi River and bluffs near Alma. A docked paddle boat can be seen by the shoreline.
Description: Five children play in the yard while a young woman watches from the doorway. A boy hangs from a cross bar; a boy rides a rocking horse; two girls sit on a...
Date: 1908 ca.
Description: View of Fountain City and Eagle Bluff from the opposite riverbank.
Description: Woman milking her cow.
Mississippi River Town
Date: date unknown
Description: Gesell children posed with a dog. Arnold is on the right.
Date: 1948 ca.
Description: Mill near Modena, formerly called the Modena Roller Mills. The first mill was built in 1865 (now torn down).
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
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: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.
Description: Distant view of Cochrane from a field. A road or highway stands between the field and Cochrane.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Bertha Gesell washing doll clothes in a wooden tub. Clothes are on a clothesline behind her. Her doll sit...
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...
Description: Pioneers of Buffalo County memorial marker. This photograph was taken during the dedication ceremonies and includes a young girl standing next to the Amer...
Description: Photographic postcard of a frozen body of water. Ice and snow mostly cover a pond or river, though some open water is visible. Bare trees and a barbed-wire...
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: 1905 ca.
Description: View of Fountain City from the Mississippi River.
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
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