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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view from the south. The Fox River is in the foreground with the dam just visible in the lower right. The lock is seen in the center; the Montello...

Date: 1960 

Description: Men fishing on the Fox River.

Photograph

Cary Bass

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A cabinet card studio portrait of Edward Cary Bass, son of Dr. Edward A. Bass.

Photograph

E.W. Underwood Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two-story brick home with square tower, home of E.W. Underwood.

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...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Bridge at the end of Main Street (West Montello Street). Sign on Bridge States "$5.00 Fine For Driving Or Riding Over This Bridge Faster Than A Walk."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. M. Lorinda Bass, sitting on the front porch of the Bass family home at 207 Clay Street.

Photograph

Main Street

Date:  

Description: View down Main Street.

Photograph

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...

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Buffalo Lake

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1897 

Description: The photographer's son Cary waves an American flag in front of their home in Montello, now 131 East Montello Street.

Date: 1903 

Description: Three rural mail carriers pose with their horses and buggies in front of the Montello Post Office. Postmaster (Dr.) Edward A. Bass stands in the backgroun...

Date: 1895 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Girl (probably Everetta Bass, the photographer's daughter), opening a decorative gate. She is posed inside a local church. The Bass family attended the Me...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sits in a chair sewing at a table while her daughter, Everetta, lies on a daybed.

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...

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: 1893-08-30 

Description: Local actors portray a Japanese wedding. The photographer's wife, Ada Bass, had a leading role in the production.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Everetta Bass as a child standing in a yard with her mother, Ada, standing with hand on hip, and unidentified family members. The Burlingame family home is...

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