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Photograph

Myrland's Sky Lodge

Date:  date unknown

Description: Myrland's Sky Lodge, a vacation resort near Montello that boasted a private landing strip for pilots with small planes. The Piper Vagabond in the foregroun...

Photograph

Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Photograph

Mecan River Bridge

Date: 1985-01-15 

Description: Mecan River bridge on County Highway N over the Mecan River in rural Marquette County.

Postcard

Town Across Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Photograph

Main Street

Date:  

Description: View down Main Street.

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: 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...

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...

Photograph

Montello House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of front of the Montello House hotel.

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 1899 

Description: The photographer's children, Cary and Everetta Bass, standing in an open doorway. They are each holding a hat.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Sunday school class giving a patriotic presentation.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Everetta Bass holds her brother, Cary (Edward C.) Bass in a doorway. On the reverse, in Dr. Bass's handwriting, "Here is a pugilistic grin for you, on the...

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.

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

Matt Family

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Charles Matt and his family posing around Mrs. Matt's chair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Shrine of Saint Philomena. It is a large stone structure with a marquee over the statue in the center. Written on the edge of...

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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