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Gesell Family Burlesque



Gesell Family Burlesque
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Title: Gesell Family Burlesque
Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pitcher), Mrs. Gesell (seated with broom), Arnold (drawing sword-Civil War vintage), Gerhard Sr. (with stocking hat over head and mittens), Wilma (with book), Bertha (doubled over laughing), and Robert (sitting on floor with broom and bottle).

Image ID: 4597
Creator
Name:
Gesell, Gerhard, ca. 1846
City, State: Alma, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Gesell, Gerhard: Photographs, ca. 1875 - 1950
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
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 photographs include images of daily life in this community along the Mississippi River.
Subjects: Mothers
Hats
Weapons
Amusements
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Children
Family
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Men
Portraits, Group
Women
Youth
Dresses
Costume
Implements, utensils, etc.
Draperies
Studios and dark rooms
Fathers
Photography
 

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