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Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.
Date: date unknown
Description: Gesell children posed with a dog. Arnold is on the right.
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: View from across the Mississippi River of Alma, looking north.
Description: Alma was platted and settled in 1855, on a narrow strip of land between high bluffs and the Mississippi River. Its location made it a popular shipping cent...
Description: CB&N Railroad locomotive entering town. Railroad station in center.
Description: Merton Sutter receiving a 4-H farm accounting award in front of a McCormick-Deering All-Steel Thresher. Original caption reads: "Winner of $300 merchandisi...
Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.
Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.
Description: Woman churning butter.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Street with Gesell Photographic Studio, which is built into the side of a bluff, about 1895. His studio was on Main Street from 1877-1903. Miller and Co. L...
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...
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gerhard Gesell, Jr., wearing a baseball uniform.
Description: Picture postcard of the Buffalo County Court House and Buffalo County Training School.
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.
Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.
Description: Log cabin barn and haystack.
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."
Description: Fountain City street scene including a law office and multiple other buildings.
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