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Description: Woman reading the bible outdoors while seated in a chair.
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.
Description: Woman milking her cow.
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: 1880 ca.
Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.
Description: Woman feeding calf from a bucket.
Date: date unknown
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty. He was a Swiss immigrant, arriv...
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: Men, wagons and horses in front of J.F. Meisser's Livery stable.
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
Description: View across the Mississippi River of Eagle Bluff and Fountain City, with a man in the foreground. The steamer "U.S. Gen. Barnard" is at a landing and a row...
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.
Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pi...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell sitting in a chair reading an issue of the "Photographic Recorder".
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two of the Gesell boys in a baseball pose.
Description: Four of the Gesell children in a studio setting in front of a painted backdrop.
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