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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: 1905 ca.
Description: River view of Alma.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.
Description: Photographic postcard of the river valley from the bluffs near Alma. A small portion of the river is visible between the bluffs and somewhat obscured by lo...
Description: View looking east on Liberty Street from Shore Drive. In the foregound is the F. Bohri & Son Clothing store, and behind it is a store selling "Drugs, Medic...
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: View of Fountain City.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.
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...
Description: Woman reading the bible outdoors while seated in a chair.
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
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: 1900 ca.
Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.
Description: View down flooded railroad tracks of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad by the Mississippi River. There are houses on the left, and in the backgroun...
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three girls holding hands in a ring (dancing).
Description: View of a German Lutheran church on the right, and the parsonage on the left.
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
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.
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background on the far shoreline.
Description: View, probably from Eagle Bluff, overlooking Fountain City and the Mississippi River.
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