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Photograph

Main Street

Date:  

Description: View down Main Street.

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...

Postcard

Town Across Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1925 

Description: View down dirt road along the shoreline of Crystal Lake. A man and a child stand under a tree's shade, near a pier where a man is seated on the dock. There...

Date: 1895 

Description: Everetta and Cary Bass in a horse-drawn carriage with an unidentified woman. Behind them is a fence, trees, and a field.

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...

Photograph

Public School

Date: 1928 

Description: The exterior of the white public school building. Trees and bushes partially obstruct the view.

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: 1869 ca.

Description: Interior view of church from the rear towards the altar, probably Luther Valley Church, originally built in 1863. A steeple was added in the 1870s. The alt...

Date: 1990 

Description: Veterinarian J.A. 'Doc" Hines checks a cow for pregnancy.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1893 ca.

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

Date: 1898 ca.

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

Photograph

Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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...

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...

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

Ada Bass

Date: 1890 ca.

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

Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior of the newly-constructed Tremont House hotel on Main Street.

Date: 1895 

Description: Everetta, Ada and Cary Bass photographed through a window.

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