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Photograph

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: Everetta Bass standing in front of the Bass family home, 131 East Montello Street. A portrait of President McKinley is hanging in the front window.

Date: 1909-09-19 

Description: Sanborn Map of Montello, Page 1.

Photograph

Workshop

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: An available light photograph of the interior of the workshop of E.W. Underwood. Two bicycles lean against a workbench. There are various hand tools hangin...

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...

Photograph

Fox River Dam

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Fox River Dam, with shoreline in either side, and a barge in the distance.

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

George W. Roskie

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: George W. Roskie (1876-?) poses with a horse in two photographs mounted in an album. The printed description reads: "G.W. Roskie, 1st Lieut 1st Reg Co K So...

Postcard

Mill Pond

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Looking across Mill Pond at Westfield.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Young girl in foreground, wading in Fox River. Woman standing in a rowboat, pulled to shore, holding a fishing pole and fish.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Bridge at the end of Main Street (West Montello Street). Sign on Bridge States "$5.00 Fine For Driving Or Riding Over This Bridge Faster Than A Walk."

Photograph

Jessie and Lucy

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Sisters Jessie, left, and Lucy Underwood posing with their bicycles on the Montello River bridge in Montello. A man is standing in the far background on th...

Photograph

E.W. Underwood Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two-story brick home with square tower, home of E.W. Underwood.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A small church with open bell tower stands along Barstow Street (now East Montello Street/Highway 23) with houses in the background. Trees along the right...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered at the Montello railroad station.

Photograph

In the Quarry

Date: 1904 before

Description: A boy is standing and holding the bridle of a horse harnessed to an open wagon in the granite quarry. Ethel Richter, standing in the wagon with her sister...

Date: 1908-07 

Description: Workmen with teams of horses excavate for the new Mercantile Store, later the M.M. Smart Store. A woman is walking on the street nearby, and a boy or man w...

Photograph

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....

Date: 1926 

Description: View from shoreline of boat landing. A boy rows a boat nearby, and another boy fishes from a boat resting on the shoreline.

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