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Swimming in the Mississippi River

Date: 1890
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma is in the background on the far shoreline.
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Mississippi River View

Date: 1902
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
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The "Lion" Steamboat

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Description: View of the steamboat the "Lion" on the Mississippi River, at sunset.
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Young Girls Playing with Dolls

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Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.
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Children Playing

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Description: Five children play in the yard while a young woman watches from the doorway. A boy hangs from a cross bar; a boy rides a rocking horse; two girls sit on a...
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Gesell Family Burlesque

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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 pi...
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Mother and Baby Playing

Date: 1903
Description: Beatrice C. Gesell and Gerhard Gesell, Jr. play out-of-doors. While mother watches the baby sits on a pillow playing with a volume titled "Educational Pro...
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Baby Changing Equipment Display

Date: 1903
Description: A display of items needed when changing a baby's diaper. The picture being taken in Ridgeway has not been confirmed.
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Baby Playing with His Feet

Date: 1903
Description: A baby lies on the dining table playing with his feet while his mother looks on.
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Mother and Baby

Date: 1903
Description: Baby sitting on Mother's lap in front yard. The picture being taken in Ridgeway has not been confirmed.
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Wedding Reception

Date: 1890
Description: People attending a wedding reception, posing outdoors. They are standing in front of a modern house that has a log cabin attached to the back. In the backg...
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Liberty Street in Fountain City

Date: 1895
Description: View looking east on Liberty Street from Shore Drive. In the foregound is the F. Bohri & Son Clothing store, and behind it is a store selling "Drugs, Medic...
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Women with Schuetzen Rifles

Date: 1889
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Emma Protz, an unidentified woman, and Clara Tester posing with "schuetzen-rifles." The Alma Schuetzenver...
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Mother and Baby

Date: 1903
Description: A mother sits with her baby on front steps in the sun surrounded by toys.
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Overlooking Fountain City

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.
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Beef Slough

Date: 1880
Description: Man with a pole standing at the Beef Slough.
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Feeding a Calf

Date: 1900
Description: Winter scene with Bertha Gesell feeding a calf from a pan.
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Betsey Busied by Bossy's Butter

Date: 1905
Description: Woman churning butter.
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Betsy's Abode

Date: 1905
Description: A woman poses in front of her log cabin with her dog.
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Bossy's Baronial Barn

Date: 1905
Description: Log cabin barn and haystack.

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