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Photograph

Taylor Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Taylor home near Montello.

Date: 1898 ca.

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

Photograph

"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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Description: Storefronts and pedestrians on Main Street, with Buffalo Lake in the background.

Photograph

"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...

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).

Date: 1960 

Description: Men fishing on the Fox River.

Photograph

John Muir Marker

Date: 1958 

Description: Historical marker at the site of John Muir's boyhood home, located in the John Muir Memorial Park near Montello. A woman stands next tot he marker, and the...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered at the Montello railroad station.

Photograph

Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Home belonging to either Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Stevenson.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, seated, with son Cary holding a toy dog. Standing next to them is Lizzie Loote. They are on the steps of the Bass family home at 131 East Montell...

Photograph

Cary and Lois

Date: 1895-07-04 

Description: The photographer's son Edward Cary Bass (right) on his first birthday, with Lois. They are sitting on a fur blanket among rocks. Taken at a picnic on Court...

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Girls from a Sunday school class. Everetta, the photographer's daughter, stands on right with hand warmer (muff).

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Lorinda Hill Bass and her granddaughter, Everetta Bass, sitting in a parlor. Everetta holds two dolls in her lap. There is a large oil lamp in the backgrou...

Photograph

Lowe House

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Postcard

Wire Grass Men

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of men and boys gathered for a meal in a tent. There are benches along the sides of the table. One man sits on a wooden bo...

Photograph

Buffalo Lake

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of lake, most likely Buffalo Lake, from Montello.

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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