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Date: 1905-07-18 

Description: Officers, sales representatives and clients of the Montello Granite Company posing in the quarry. Most of the men are wearing ribbons pinned to their jacke...


"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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking west over the Montello Granite Company's works framed by an irregular mask. Two wooden derricks and irregular blocks of granite are i...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Dr. Edward A. Bass posing near boathouses and pond (Montello Lake).

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1900 

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

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: 1897 after

Description: The parlor in the home of Dr. Edward Bass showing a parlor organ near a window, and other furnishings.

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: 1905 ca.

Description: A winter view of the dam, left, on the Montello River and ice formations under the shed on the right. The polishing shed of the Montello Granite Company is...

Date: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass stands on a fur rug outdoors holding a small American flag. A rocking horse, basket, and doll buggy are nearby.

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...


Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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: 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...


Polisher at Work

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A workman poses beside a belt-driven polisher inside a shed at the Montello granite quarry. Two other men relax in the background near an open door where n...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, seated, with son Cary holding a toy dog. Standing next to them is Lizzie Loote. They are on the steps of the Bass family home at 131 East Montell...


Lucy Underwood

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Lucy Underwood, the younger daughter of E.W. and Elenor Keyser Underwood, poses with her bicycle along a narrow sandy lane near the shore of Montello Lake....


The Fox River

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Trees are reflected in the calm waters of the Fox River just below the lock and dam at Montello. Fences are on each side of the river. The printed inscript...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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