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Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

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Lemon Tree

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A large unripened lemon hangs from a bare branch of a potted lemon tree photographed in a parlor. The tree has lost most of its leaves. A printed inscripti...

Date: 1926 

Description: View down railroad tracks of the Wisconsin Central Railway line towards the Endeavor Depot. A man stands near carts, milk cans and barrels near the depot,...

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Graduating Class

Date: 1894 

Description: Eight men and women of a graduating class sit outdoors holding their diplomas. They are seated on the steps of the photographer's home at 131 East Montello...

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Mecan River Bridge

Date: 1985-01-15 

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

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South Shore

Date:  date unknown

Description: View along shoreline of a man and two boys fishing on a wooden dock. A rowboat is pulled up on the shore. Two cars are parked near trees. In the far backgr...

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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: 1905 ca.

Description: A workman is standing on the platform of a wooden derrick at the granite quarry in Montello. A two story wood frame building is behind the derrick. Large g...

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Group at the Hotel

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Two women and three girls posing in front of the Hotel on the Hill. Blanche Richter is seated at left and holds a cat on her lap. The woman standing next t...

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.

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: 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.

Date: 1894 

Description: Everetta Bass stands in a room near chairs in front of a treadle sewing machine. A doll buggy is also visible. A tapestry or blanket hangs on the wall on t...

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...

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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: 2008 

Description: Located at 627 Main Street, Theo Bertin built this small house-and-canopy station hoping to transform travelers driving north along old Highway 51 into cus...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View across water towards a motor launch with striped canopy moored along the shore just above the Fox River Lock on Buffalo Lake. A finely dressed party o...

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Fox River Dam

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Trees are reflected in the waters of Buffalo Lake above the dam on the Fox River. There is a man standing on the far side of the dam near a rowboat.

Date: 1876 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, and selected rural buildings. Sections are shown in green, blue, and red. T...

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Tenny and Underwood

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Two gentlemen, identified as E. Tenny, of Denver Colorado, left, and E.W. Underwood of Montello, Wisconsin, are posing sitting in the parlor of Underwood's...

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