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Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photograghic postcard of a group of men, children and a dog posing in front of Lake House. Another man with two children are sitting on the porch steps. Th...

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...

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: Girl (probably Everetta Bass, the photographer's daughter), opening a decorative gate. She is posed inside a local church. The Bass family attended the Me...

Photograph

Hotel Iris

Date: 1926 

Description: View across road of the Hotel Iris, with a large group of men and boys posed in the yard, on the screened-in porch, and near a delivery van parked on the l...

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Montello, county seat of Marquette County. The granite quarry, woolen mill, and planing mill are clearly identified. A steamboat on Buf...

Photograph

Cary Bass

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A cabinet card studio portrait of Edward Cary Bass, son of Dr. Edward A. Bass.

Photograph

Group Portrait

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A group of unidentified men, women and children photographed on a bentwood bench outdoors. One girl holds a doll, and a woman holds an infant.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: This manuscript map shows the township and range system and lakes and streams in the vicinity of the Fox River, Puckaway Lake, and Buffalo Lake in the town...

Date: 1897 

Description: The photographer's son Cary waves an American flag in front of their home in Montello, now 131 East Montello Street.

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.

Photograph

Matt Family

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Man standing on the porch of a home belonging to either Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Stevenson.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Everetta and Cary Bass on sleigh in front of the Bass family home, 207 Clay Street.

Date: 1908-07 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Large group of people at a picnic at Kratz Grove on the south shore of Buffalo Lake.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the flouring and carding mills of J.A. Briggs.

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