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New Deal Road Work

Date: 1934-02-27 

Description: CWA road crew leveling a grade on a county road near Westfield. The CWA undertook many road and utility projects during the Great Depression in order to p...

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Ada Bass in Hammock

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Ada Bass reading a book while lying in a hammock.

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Family on Porch

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Dodge family standing on the front porch of their house on East Montello Street. Frank Dodge lost his right leg in an accident while working in the gra...

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Ada Bass

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, wife of the photographer, standing in a room showing her long hair extending down her back.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass and his Great Uncle Cary seated in a chair. They are most likely inside the Bass family home at 207 Clay Street.

Date: 1928 

Description: Exterior view of church building with a bell tower, arched windows, french doors, a fanlight, and a sign that read "M.E. Church."

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Lowe House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across road of 226 East Montello Street, Lowe house.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: View of Fountain Lake (officially known as Ennis Lake), John Muir's boyhood home near Montello. The area is now a 125-acre State Natural Area. Fountain Lak...

Date: 1893 

Description: Ada Bass and her daughter Everetta near a tree on Court House Hill. The handle of a toy baby buggy is on the left.

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Ada Bass

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, the photographer's wife, posing in costume indoors.

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"John Muir Lake"

Date: 1960 

Description: View of Ennis Lake, also known as Fountain Lake, located in the John Muir Memorial Park near Montello. As a boy, John Muir lived with his family on the sho...

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J.A. Hines

Date: 1990 

Description: J.A. "Doc" Hines, veterinarian and politician, on the phone at his office. Wording on cup reads "Old Fart."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group of men on the shore of Fox River, near the Fox River dam, fishing. There is a barge in the background.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Dr. Edward A. Bass holds his son, Edward Cary Bass, on his lap in the parlor of their home.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Man standing on the porch of a home belonging to either Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Stevenson.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Dr. Edward A. Bass pushing his son Cary in a baby carriage along a wooden sidewalk on Nebraska Street (now West Montello Street).

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Unidentified Woman

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified woman in a fancy dress and wearing a decorative comb in her hair.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass, standing next to his Great Uncle Cary, who is seated. They are most likely seated inside the Bass family home, 207 Clay Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, seated on the porch, with the family dog seated next to her. Her children, Everetta and Cary (holding a cane in his left hand), are standing on t...

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