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Date: 1876 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, and selected rural buildings. Sections are shown in green, blue, and red. T...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Lorinda Hill Bass and her granddaughter, Everetta Bass, sitting in a parlor. Everetta holds two dolls in her lap. There is a large oil lamp in the backgrou...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: John Barry and his family posed in their yard.

Date: 1893-08-30 

Description: Local actors portray a Japanese wedding. The photographer's wife, Ada Bass, had a leading role in the production.

Date: 1930 

Description: The log cabin store where a woman poses in the service window, and a man and a woman poses outdoors. There is a car parked in the road. The store advertise...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sits in a chair sewing at a table while her daughter, Everetta, lies on a daybed.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Shrine of Saint Philomena. It is a large stone structure with a marquee over the statue in the center. Written on the edge of...

Photograph

Cary and Lois

Date: 1895-07-04 

Description: The photographer's son Edward Cary Bass (right) on his first birthday, with Lois. They are sitting on a fur blanket among rocks. Taken at a picnic on Court...

Date: 1895 

Description: Everetta Bass bending over and holding a basket on a hill by the mill pond (Montello Lake). The far shoreline of the lake is in the background.

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...

Photograph

E.W. Underwood Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A woman, identified as Mrs. Blore, is seated with two girls in a Montello church. The young girl at the cross could possibly be the photographer's daughter...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

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: 1898 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass, standing next to his Great Uncle Cary, who is seated. They are most likely seated inside the Bass family home, 207 Clay Street.

Photograph

Paving Blocks

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Montello granite quarry grounds shows piles of granite paving blocks. In the background, a team of horses pulls a wagon under an elevated narro...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Ada Bass with her daughter Everetta on a chair in front of a curtain.

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group of men posing in front of the newly built W.H. Murphy building on the corner of Main Street and West Montello Street. Photograph was...

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