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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...
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: 1886 ca.
Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."
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...
Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: Aerial view of Alma along Mississippi River, with bluffs along the horizon.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.
Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: View of Alma.
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: View of Alma across river from sandbar. A rowboat is on the sandbar, and on the right a father and child are standing posed each with one foot on a log.
Date: 1889 ca.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Juvenile Coronet Band of Alma, Wisconsin, with boy holding instruments. Arnold Gesell is third from right...
Description: Stereograph of the upper Mississippi River. The text on the photograph reads, "From Whitney's Gallery, St. Paul, Minn."
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two hunters, Jacob Gross, sitting and holding a lantern, and Henry Herold, standing and holding a rifle a...
Description: Four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman is holding an umbrella...
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: 1879 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of photographer Gerhard Gesell, Sr. and his wife Christine Giesen Gesell taken shortly after their marriage in 1879. She is sitting in a ch...
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Description: Alma was platted and settled in 1855, on a narrow strip of land between high bluffs and the Mississippi River. Its location made it a popular shipping cent...
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