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Photograph

Catholic Church

Date: 1928 

Description: The exterior of Saint Mary's Church. The building features lancet arches and a steeple with a cross atop.

Date: 1895-07-05 

Description: Infant, identified as Loura, seated in a baby carriage outside of the Bass family home, 131 East Montello Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Young girl in foreground, wading in Fox River. Woman standing in a rowboat, pulled to shore, holding a fishing pole and fish.

Date: 1908-07 

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking southeast at a cut face of the granite quarry. A worker stands on a ledge on the right. There are ropes and ladders in the quarry.

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.

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.

Photograph

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...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A professional studio portrait of Ada Burlingame Bass, standing in front of a painted backdrop, wife of physician and amateur photographer Dr. Edward A. Ba...

Photograph

Quarry Scene

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View over quarry towards two men in suits sitting at the top edge of the cut face of the granite quarry. In the background is a house at the top of the hil...

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...

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."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Family on the front porch of the Burlingame house, possibly belonging either to the parents of Ada Bass or her brother Everett.

Postcard

Town Across Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of town behind a prairie field and a lake.

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Group of three men fishing on the Fox River, with view of dam. There is a barge in the background.

Photograph

Ada Bass

Date: 1890 ca.

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

Photograph

Draining Wetland

Date: 1931 

Description: Channel dug for drainage of a wetland.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A woman, identified as Mrs. Blore, is seated with two girls in a Montello church. The young girl at the cross could possibly be the photographer's daughter...

Photograph

Leroy J. Burlingame

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Leroy J. Burlingame, sitting in a chair in the Montello home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. Bass. Another person, obscured, is stan...

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