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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...
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...
Date: 1890 ca.
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: 1885 ca.
Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.
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: 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: 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: 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: 1897 ca.
Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.
Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.
Description: Christmas postcard of 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...
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...
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."
Description: Oblique view from the Mississippi River. Two young women are in a rowboat near the shoreline, and two young men are fishing in the river. Alma at the foot...
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.
Description: View of Alma.
Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.
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