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Photograph

Gesell Children

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.

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...

Date: 1922-09-10 

Description: Pioneers of Buffalo County memorial marker. Taken during the dedication ceremonies with a young girl standing next to an American flag.

Photograph

Reed's Landing

Date:  

Description: Steroview looking down the Mississippi River from the bluff at Reed's Landing.

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...

Date: 1915-01-02 

Description: Photographic postcard from the Mississippi of the city of Alma. The city of Alma is along Wisconsin State Highway 35, also known as the Great River Road. T...

Date: 1880 

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...

Photograph

Parade in Alma

Date:  date unknown

Description: A parade of patriotically decorated automobiles progresses down the 100 block of North Main Street.

Photograph

Frazzle Ice

Date: 1959-11-20 

Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma, WI.

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: 1914-10-02 

Description: View across street of shops and other buildings along Main Street. A buggy can be seen driving down the road. There is a bluff in the background.

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Description: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."

Date: 1914-12-29 

Description: Photographic postcard of Alma looking North. The Mississippi River is visible in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.

Photograph

Steamer "Quincy"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Woman churning butter.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A Swiss "Schutenfest" club, affiliated with the Central Shooting Society of Wisconsin, started about 1877 and lasted until about 1920. Group of men posing...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: River view of Alma.

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