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Draining Wetland

Date: 1931 

Description: Channel dug for drainage of a wetland.

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...

Photograph

Old Maid's Hall

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A young woman, Jessie Underwood, reclining supported on one elbow on a fur rug in front of a piano. In front of her lying on the rug is a cat. Light comes...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A professional studio portrait of Ada Burlingame Bass, standing in front of a painted backdrop, wife of physician and amateur photographer Dr. Edward A. Ba...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Family group resting on Court House hill, near Perkin's cottage.

Photograph

Family on Porch

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Dodge family standing on the front porch of their house on East Montello Street. Frank Dodge lost his right leg in an accident while working in the gra...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Cary and Everetta Bass with their Christmas tree. Cary holds a toy horn; Everetta holds a doll.

Date: 1967 

Description: A seated young man looking into the camera watches over polls during a historic union election in Neshkoro. In the center, the ballot box is placed in fron...

Photograph

After the Fire

Date: 1899 

Description: Elevated view of two barefoot children who are near a charred wooden sidewalk, lower left, that marks the course of Nebraska (now West Montello) Street tow...

Date: 1899 

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

Photograph

Farm Family

Date: 1898 

Description: A man, his wife and their two children posed in front of their farmstead. The man is holding a team of horses.

Photograph

Quarry Scene

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View over quarry towards two men in suits sitting at the top edge of the cut face of the granite quarry. In the background is a house at the top of the hil...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Dr. Edward A. Bass, photographer, seated in pile of hay holding his son, Cary. Seated in front of him are his wife, Ada, and daughter, Everetta. Horse iden...

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...

Postcard

Westfield Church

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A church in Westfield.

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.

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

Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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Description: Rural electrification survey map of Marquette county in Westfield township.

Postcard

Fishing

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View across water towards two men sitting in a small launch with a canopy near the shore. A fishing pole is resting on the foredeck. There is a small wave...

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