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Photograph

Cary Bass with Hoop

Date: 1897 

Description: The photographer's son, Edward Cary Bass, with a hoop. There is a lattice fence behind him.

Postcard

Street Scene

Date: 1906 ca.

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

Photograph

Montello House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of front of the Montello House hotel.

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: 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...

Date: 1908-07 

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

Photograph

Montello Home

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Photograph

Buffalo Lake

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of lake, most likely Buffalo Lake, from Montello.

Photograph

Catholic Church

Date: 1928 

Description: The exterior of Saint Mary's Church. The building features lancet arches and a steeple with a cross atop.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group of three men fishing on the Fox River, with view of dam. There is a barge in the background.

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...

Photograph

Ada and Cary Bass

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ada Bass with her son, Edward Cary, sitting on a couch.

Postcard

Lemon Tree

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A large unripened lemon hangs from a bare branch of a potted lemon tree photographed in a parlor. The tree has lost most of its leaves. A printed inscripti...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: A view of the Montello granite quarry with Montello Lake in the background. The sign in the foreground reads, "J.T. Barrett Pays Highest Prices for Furs, M...

Photograph

Quarry Workers

Date: 1878 

Description: Stereograph of a bearded man with vest and suit posing on a narrow gauge railroad at the granite works in Montello. Workmen are posing around him. Most of...

Photograph

Dr. Lange

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A well-dressed man is standing on the bank of the Montello River just below the dam, which was owned and operated by the Montello Granite Company. On the o...

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.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Three unidentified women with umbrellas on the north shore of Buffalo Lake. Buildings of Montello are visible in the background.

Photograph

Ada Bass

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Ada Bass, wife of the photographer, standing in a room showing her long hair extending down her back.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Group of men posing in front of and on the scaffolding surrounding the Montello School House. The building was completed in 1896.

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