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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...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.

Photograph

Feeding a Calf

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.

Date: 1895 

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:  date unknown

Description: Gesell children posed with a dog. Arnold is on the right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman feeding calf from a bucket.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Boys undressing to go swimming in the Mississippi River. Alma, Wisconsin is across the river in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two of the Gesell boys in a baseball pose.

Date: 1976 

Description: LeAnn Wenger, the Buffalo County Honey Queen. Wenger's hometown is Fountain City, Wisconsin. She is standing in front of a honey display, wearing a Buffalo...

Date: 1885 ca.

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...

Photograph

Beef Slough

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.

Photograph

Girls in a Ring

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three girls holding hands in a ring (dancing).

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men, wagons and horses in front of J.F. Meisser's Livery stable.

Date:  

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...

Photograph

Betsy's Abode

Date: 1905 

Description: A woman poses in front of her log cabin with her dog.

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: 1890 ca.

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,...

Date:  

Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.

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