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Date:  date unknown

Description: Lumber raft in the water near the shoreline with two paddle wheel steamboats and a bluff in the distance.

Photograph

Log-Rolling Contest

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

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.

Date: 1908 

Description: Photographic postcard over the Mississippi River showing of the town of Alma. Bluffs are behind the town. In the foreground, two men in hats sit in a canoe...

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map over the Mississippi River of Fountain City. Paddle steamers and steamboats are on the river, and bluffs are in the background.

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman feeding calf from a bucket.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Oblique view from the Mississippi River. Two young women are in a rowboat near the shoreline, and two young men are fishing in the river. Alma at the foot...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Wilma Gesell in a feathered hat, fur stole and muff.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.

Date: 1899-04-06 

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

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Winding Farm Road

Date: 1963-05-12 

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

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.

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Description: Men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background.

Date: 1877 

Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."

Photograph

Vineyard at Alma

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.

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Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pi...

Date: 1910 

Description: Distant view of Cochrane from a field. A road or highway stands between the field and Cochrane.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City and Eagle Bluff from the opposite riverbank.

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