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Postcard

Natural Bridge

Date: 1914-01-20 

Description: Photographic postcard of a geological formation called "Natural Bridge" in Natural Bridge State Park.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of parsonage and church in a rural area.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down at wagons and crowd gathering for McCormick Day parade. "McCormick Day" was a promotional device sponsored by the McCormick Harv...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Alma along Mississippi River, with bluffs along the horizon.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of people, horses, and wagons gathered in the center of Fountain City to celebrate McCormick Day. Scherer's Hotel is at left. The event was o...

Photograph

Frazzle Ice

Date: 1959-11-20 

Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma, WI.

Date: 1899-04-06 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Groups of boys on the Mississippi River shore undressing for a swim. Alma is visible across the river.

Date: 1890 ca.

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

Date:  

Description: Two young girls play on a seesaw (teeter totter) in a yard near stacks of fuel wood.

Date: 1910 

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

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of Alma across river from sandbar. A rowboat is on the sandbar, and on the right a father and child are standing posed each with one foot on a log.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Fountain City looking south, with high bluff on left side of image, Mississippi River on the right extending toward the background. Foun...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.

Photograph

Gesell Children

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.

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: 1913 ca.

Description: Map from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Soil Survey shows the soil types in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The township and range grid, towns, sections, citie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Mule hitched to training cart, with driver, on a town street, possibly Alma.

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