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Swimming in the Mississippi River

Swimming in the Mississippi River
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Title: Swimming in the Mississippi River
Description: Men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background.

Image ID: 2083
Gesell, Gerhard, ca. 1846
City, State: Alma, Wisconsin
Gesell, Gerhard: Photographs, ca. 1875 - 1950
Genre: Photograph
This image is part of the Gerhard A. Gesell collection. Gerhard Gesell (1845-1906) began his photographic career in Reads Landing, Minnesota. He moved across the Mississippi River, to Alma, Wisconsin, in 1876 where he remained until his death. He earned a reputation for his portraits of townspeople and members of the German immigrant community. His photos include images of daily life in this community along the Mississippi River.
Subjects: Cities and towns
Mississippi River

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