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Gesell Family Burlesque

Gesell Family Burlesque | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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).
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).
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:4597
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Gesell, Gerhard
City:Alma
County:Buffalo
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Gerhard Gesell photographs and negatives, circa 1875-1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(G472)82
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
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
Costume
Dresses
Hats
Draperies
Implements, utensils, etc.
Children
Family
Fathers
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Men
Mothers
Portraits, Group
Women
Youth
Amusements
Studios and dark rooms
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Weapons
Photography

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