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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: Large group of farm adults and children, probably of German extraction, of one or more families, gathered under fruit trees at the edge of a cornfield, pre...
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.
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...
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: View looking east on Liberty Street from Shore Drive. In the foregound is the F. Bohri & Son Clothing store, and behind it is a store selling "Drugs, Medic...
Description: Bird's-eye map of Mondovi.
Description: Tableau of "Martha Washington's Tea Party" enacted by Mrs. Gesell and friends. Left to right: Mrs. Schaettle, Mrs. Kempter, (the younger) Mrs. Fritz Laue,...
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
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: 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: 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...
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."
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: 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.
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
Date: 1889 ca.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Emma Protz, an unidentified woman, and Clara Tester posing with "schuetzen-rifles." The Alma Schuetzenver...
Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."
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...
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
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