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Postcard

Street Scene

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The printed inscription identifies this scene, "Looking South on Main Street Montello Wis." A woman is standing on the sidewalk at left near a parked buggy...

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: 2014-07 

Description: View looking down at a bed of water lilies on Fountain Lake. A single bloom is near the center.

Photograph

Unidentified Woman

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified woman in a fancy dress and wearing a decorative comb in her hair.

Photograph

Main Street

Date:  

Description: View down Main Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Crowd gathering near the Montello railroad station waiting for a parade.

Photograph

Two Women on Dock

Date: 1925 

Description: View from shoreline of two women standing on a dock on Crystal Lake. Just beyond the dock, a man and woman fish from a boat.

Photograph

Montello Cottonwood

Date: 2016-10-05 

Description: A large cottonwood, named Wisconsin's largest tree in the 1970's, standing on Underwood Avenue in front of a two-story granite faced house. There is a cell...

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

"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: 1906 before

Description: Charles Richter, second from left, poses in front of a building at the top of the Montello granite quarry. His wife stands at the front of the group, weari...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group of children seated on horse-drawn parade float covered in American flags. They are preceeded by a cart with musicians, and are followed by two women...

Postcard

Lake Puckaway

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Sisters Lucy, left, and Jessie Underwood watch small waves on the shore of Lake Puckaway. Both are wearing large brimmed hats. There is a boat in the far b...

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...

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: 2007-05-18 

Description: "Sarah was our waitress when we visited Good Old Days on Puckaway Lake near Montello." From left to right; Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker, John Bodden, Shirley Widm...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group of men standing in front of construction site, near a newly completed building on Main Street, near the intersection of West Montell...

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: 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: 1909-09-19 

Description: Sanborn Map of Montello, Page 2.

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