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Eagle Bluff

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.

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Railroad Station

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of a railroad station.

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Hillside View

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hillside view of Fountain City.

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Fountain City

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City from across the river.

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U.S. Army Boatyards

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) boatyards.

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Night Hunters

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...

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Street Scene

Date: 1925 ca.

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.

Date:  date unknown

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.

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: 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...

Date: 1890 ca.

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...

Date: 1918-01 

Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.

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Log-Rolling Contest

Date:  

Description: Log-rolling contest with large group of spectators on shore.

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...

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River View of Alma

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of Alma from across the Mississippi River.

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Massasoit Stable

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.

Date:  date unknown

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

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