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Photograph

Cabin Interior

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Cabin interior.

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...

Photograph

Winding Farm Road

Date: 1963-05-12 

Description: Winding farm road and distant farm with tree-covered hill in the background.

Date: 1893 

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.

Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of town and surrounding landscape that includes trees, rolling hills, and a river.

Date: 1910 

Description: Railroad depot with two sets of railroad tracks in the foreground.

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: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town and river.

Date: 1910 

Description: Main Street looking north. "Hotel and Saloon" on the right side, along with other buildings down the right and left side. Main Street is a dirt road. Th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter scene of a snow-covered hillside with a farm below.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: 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 is holding an umbrella...

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell sitting in a chair reading an issue of the "Photographic Recorder".

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the upper Mississippi River. The text on the photograph reads, "From Whitney's Gallery, St. Paul, Minn."

Photograph

The Threshing Crew

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin threshing crew, with steam operated tractor, in Buffalo county.

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:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Bertha Gesell washing doll clothes in a wooden tub. Clothes are on a clothesline behind her. Her doll sit...

Date: 1899-04-06 

Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman feeding calf from a bucket.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.

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