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Photograph

Bossy and Betsy

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman milking her cow.

Photograph

Fountain City

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Fountain City from the opposite bank of a river.

Date: 1885 ca.

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

Date:  

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.

Photograph

Steamer "Quincy"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Steamer "Quincy" of the St. Louis, Davenport, & St. Paul Line in the Mississippi River.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Alma from across the Mississippi River.

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: 1926 ca.

Description: Air view of Fountain City.

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman reading the bible outdoors while seated in a chair.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the upper Mississippi River. The text on the photograph reads, "From Whitney's Gallery, St. Paul, Minn."

Date: 1895 

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: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.

Date:  

Description: View of a German Lutheran church on the right, and the parsonage on the left.

Photograph

Parade in Alma

Date:  date unknown

Description: A parade of patriotically decorated automobiles progresses down the 100 block of North Main Street.

Photograph

Feeding a Calf

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of the northern part of Fountain City referred to as "Germantown".

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows names, plot numbers, and payment status. The bottom right margin reads: "Surveyed April 28 & 29, 1879. Platted May 20."

Date: 1877 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Mondovi.

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...

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.

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