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Photograph

Polisher at Work

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A workman poses beside a belt-driven polisher inside a shed at the Montello granite quarry. Two other men relax in the background near an open door where n...

Photograph

Lucy A. Kaufmann

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Lucy Kaufmann poses in an open, wooded area holding a hoe. She is wearing a tattered hat; her skirt and blouse are torn. There are two sheds and woodpiles...

Date: 1898 ca.

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men stand on a ledge in the granite quarry in Montello. Three other men stand below. The side of the quarry rises up above the group in the background....

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Ada, the photographer's wife, and son, Cary, seated in front of an unidentified woman and a young girl. The woman and girl are both looking at 'Dick,' the...

Date: 2008 

Description: Located at 627 Main Street, Theo Bertin built this small house-and-canopy station hoping to transform travelers driving north along old Highway 51 into cus...

Photograph

Lucy Underwood

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Lucy Underwood, the younger daughter of E.W. and Elenor Keyser Underwood, poses with her bicycle along a narrow sandy lane near the shore of Montello Lake....

Photograph

Workshop

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: An available light photograph of the interior of the workshop of E.W. Underwood. Two bicycles lean against a workbench. There are various hand tools hangin...

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: 1895 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sits in a chair with her hair down, looking at a note, or possibly a photograph. An unidentified woman observes from the next room; decorative cor...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group of men posing in front of the newly built W.H. Murphy building on the corner of Main Street and West Montello Street. Photograph was...

Postcard

Catholic Church

Date: 1904 before

Description: View from below of a small wooden church building standing at the edge of the Montello quarry. In the foreground cables stretch over the quarry hole. The p...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Ada Bass and her daughter Everetta in their parlor.

Photograph

Dr. Lange

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A well-dressed man is standing on the bank of the Montello River just below the dam, which was owned and operated by the Montello Granite Company. On the o...

Photograph

Two Women on Dock

Date: 1925 

Description: View from shoreline of two women standing on a dock on Crystal Lake. Just beyond the dock, a man and woman fish from a boat.

Photograph

Fox River Dam

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Trees are reflected in the waters of Buffalo Lake above the dam on the Fox River. There is a man standing on the far side of the dam near a rowboat.

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).

Postcard

Lake Puckaway

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Sisters Lucy, left, and Jessie Underwood watch small waves on the shore of Lake Puckaway. Both are wearing large brimmed hats. There is a boat in the far b...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Self-portrait of Dr. Edward A. Bass sitting in his Pratt house office.

Date: 1896-11-16 

Description: Students in front of new Montello School House on the first day school was held in the new building, November 16.

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