Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Description: Two young girls play on a seesaw (teeter totter) in a yard near stacks of fuel wood.
Date: date unknown
Description: Man standing on bluff with Mississippi River far below in the background.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Boys undressing to go swimming in the Mississippi River. Alma, Wisconsin is across the river in the background.
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...
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
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.
Date: 1890 ca.
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: Six young women posing playfully beneath a bench.
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
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 of the Gesell boys in a baseball pose.
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.
Date: 1902 after
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
Description: Photographic postcard of a frozen body of water. Ice and snow mostly cover a pond or river, though some open water is visible. Bare trees and a barbed wire...
Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma, WI.
Description: Photographic postcard from across a street of the exterior of the new two-story brick jail.
Description: Log-rolling contest with large group of spectators on shore.
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2015 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706