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Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Elevated view of Fountain City with the Mississippi River in the background.
Date: date unknown
Description: Three people playing croquet on the banks of the Mississippi River near Alma, Wis. A woman sits in a rowboat with a dog nearby in the background.
Date: 1887 ca.
Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...
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...
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: View of the south end of Alma from the Mississippi River.
Description: View of a railroad station.
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
Date: 1902 after
Description: Elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River from the bluffs above the city. Photograph was taken after 1902 when the Buffalo County Training School...
Description: Aerial view of the Mississippi River with log rafts.
Description: Southward view down the dirt Main Street, looking towards a house, two churches, and a grove of trees.
Description: A woman poses in front of her log cabin with her dog.
Description: Men, wagons and horses in front of J.F. Meisser's Livery stable.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell sitting in a chair reading an issue of the "Photographic Recorder".
Description: Gesell children posed with a dog. Arnold is on the right.
Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Stereograph of the upper Mississippi River. The text on the photograph reads, "From Whitney's Gallery, St. Paul, Minn."
Description: Two men posing on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Fountain City. Fountain Brewery is visible at bottom right.
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: View of a mill,sluice and dam on Waumandee Creek. The mill was built by John Oschner in 1863. Two products produced by the mill were White Rose Flour and W...
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
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