1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
.

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: 1875 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Alma along Mississippi River, with bluffs along the horizon.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Composite layout combining family portraits with local views. Probably the family of Gerhard Gesell in Alma.

Date: 1905 

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

Photograph

Fountain City

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Dam Across River

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dam in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Note on back of print: "Possibly the mill dam at Waumandeee, Wisconsin flour mill."

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Christmas postcard of 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...

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of photographer Gerhard Gesell, Sr. and his wife Christine Giesen Gesell taken shortly after their marriage in 1879. She is sitting in a ch...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Air view of Fountain City.

Date: 1899-04-06 

Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.

Mississippi River Town

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

Postcard

Southern Alma

Date: 1914-12 

Description: Photographic postcard of southern Alma of buildings and bluffs. The Mississippi River and the shoreline are visible in the foreground.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View from across the Mississippi River of Alma, looking north.

Date: 1908 

Description: Photographic postcard over the Mississippi River showing of the town of Alma. Bluffs are behind the town. In the foreground, two men in hats sit in a canoe...

Photograph

River View of Alma

Date: 1912 ca.

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

Photograph

Beef Slough

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.

Postcard

Cochrane

Date:  

Description: Cochrane and the surrounding landscape from a high vantage point. There are houses, railroad tracks, distant fields, a pond and some irrigation canals.

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: 1890 ca.

Description: Oblique view from the Mississippi River. Two young women are in a rowboat near the shoreline, and two young men are fishing in the river. Alma at the foot...

Date: 1880 

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...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.