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Graduating Class

Date: 1894 

Description: Eight men and women of a graduating class sit outdoors holding their diplomas. They are seated on the steps of the photographer's home at 131 East Montello...


Paving Blocks

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Montello granite quarry grounds shows piles of granite paving blocks. In the background, a team of horses pulls a wagon under an elevated narro...


South Shore

Date:  date unknown

Description: View along shoreline of a man and two boys fishing on a wooden dock. A rowboat is pulled up on the shore. Two cars are parked near trees. In the far backgr...

Date: 1876 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, and selected rural buildings. Sections are shown in green, blue, and red. T...

Date: 1960 

Description: Men fishing on the Fox River.

Date: 1967 

Description: A seated young man looking into the camera watches over polls during a historic union election in Neshkoro. In the center, the ballot box is placed in fron...

Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior of the newly-constructed Tremont House hotel on Main Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of parade turning from Nebraska Street onto Main Street. Women with umbrellas line the sidewalk in the foreground of the image. The Montello...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of workers from the Montello Granite Company heading down the street to lunch after the noon whistle.

Date: 1908-07 

Description: Workmen with teams of horses excavate for the new Mercantile Store, later the M.M. Smart Store.

Date: 1925 

Description: View down dirt road along the shoreline of Crystal Lake. A man and a child stand under a tree's shade, near a pier where a man is seated on the dock. There...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Montello High School, now used as a grade school.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group of men standing in front of construction site, near a newly completed building on Main Street, near the intersection of West Montell...



Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view down one of Westfield's streets.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: A view of the Montello granite quarry with Montello Lake in the background. The sign in the foreground reads, "J.T. Barrett Pays Highest Prices for Furs, M...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photograghic postcard of a group of men, children and a dog posing in front of Lake House. Another man with two children are sitting on the porch steps. Th...


Main Street


Description: View down Main Street.


Burlingames' House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The home of the Burlingames, possibly belonging either to the parents of Ada Bass or her brother Everett. There is someone outside near the side door.

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Montello, county seat of Marquette County. The granite quarry, woolen mill, and planing mill are clearly identified. A steamboat on Buf...

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