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Description: Southward view down the dirt Main Street, looking towards a house, two churches, and a grove of trees.
Date: date unknown
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: 1890 ca.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two hunters, Jacob Gross, sitting and holding a lantern, and Henry Herold, standing and holding a rifle a...
Description: A male gymnastics team posing in front of a building.
Date: 1908 ca.
Description: View of Alma and river boat across the Mississippi River.
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: A parade of patriotically decorated automobiles progresses down the 100 block of North Main Street.
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...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.
Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.
Description: Groups of boys on the Mississippi River shore undressing for a swim. Alma is visible across the river.
Description: View down flooded railroad tracks of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad by the Mississippi River. There are houses on the left, and in the backgroun...
Description: Photographic postcard of elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River. Homes and business are visible along 2nd Street.
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: 1885 ca.
Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) boatyards.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two of the Gesell boys in a baseball pose.
Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.
Description: Men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background.
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
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