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Date: 1925 ca.
Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: View of a railroad station.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: Hillside view of Fountain City.
Description: View of Fountain City from across the river.
Description: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) boatyards.
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...
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...
Description: Fountain City street scene including a law office and multiple other buildings.
Date: date unknown
Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.
Description: Lumber raft in the water near the shoreline with two paddle wheel steamboats and a bluff in the distance.
Date: 1926 ca.
Description: Air view of Fountain City.
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: 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...
Description: A view from a hill overlooking the town of Alma, on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is frozen. Several churches and residential houses are visibl...
Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.
Description: Log-rolling contest with large group of spectators on shore.
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: 1930 ca.
Description: View of Alma from across the Mississippi River.
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.
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