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Date: 1905 

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

Date: 1918-01 

Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.

Date:  date unknown

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

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Photograph

Hillside View

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hillside view of Fountain City.

Date: 1890 ca.

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

Photograph

Winding Farm Road

Date: 1963-05-12 

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

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Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.

Mississippi River Town

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

Photograph

Girls in a Ring

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three girls holding hands in a ring (dancing).

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: 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...

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

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: View of the Mississippi River from Alma. Text reads "Mississippi River. Ice Palace and Cyclone Views."

Photograph

River View of Alma

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of the south end of Alma from the Mississippi River.

Date: 1885 ca.

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

Date: 1976 

Description: LeAnn Wenger, the Buffalo County Honey Queen. Wenger's hometown is Fountain City, Wisconsin. She is standing in front of a honey display, wearing a Buffalo...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman is holding an umbrella...

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

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