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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: 1900 ca.

Description: Group of men on the shore of Fox River, near the Fox River dam, fishing. There is a barge in the background.

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Lowe House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across road of 226 East Montello Street, Lowe house.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking southeast at a cut face of the granite quarry. A worker stands on a ledge on the right. There are ropes and ladders in the quarry.

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The Richter Family

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View across water towards Charles S. Richter rowing a boat on the mill pond, now Montello Lake. With him are his wife, sitting at right, his daughter Ethel...

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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...

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Wee White Kirk

Date: 2014-07 

Description: View across graveyard towards the Wee White Kirk, which was built in 1865 by settlers from Scotland. The church is located a short distance from Fountain L...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Montello High School, now used as a grade school.

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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...

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"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: 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...

Date: 1893 ca.

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

Date: 1926-06 

Description: A man poses holding a fish in both hands. Two boys wait at the service window of a log cabin.

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Dr. Bass in Parlor

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Self-portrait of Dr. Edward Bass reading in his parlor. Several prints of his own photographs decorate the room. There is a parlor organ on the right.

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.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of parade turning from Nebraska Street onto Main Street. Women with umbrellas line the sidewalk in the foreground of the image. The Montello...

Date: 1905-07-18 

Description: Officers, sales representatives and clients of the Montello Granite Company posing in the quarry. Most of the men are wearing ribbons pinned to their jacke...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Self-portrait of Dr. Edward A. Bass sitting in his Pratt house office.

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Jessie

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Jessie Underwood, daughter of E.W. Underwood, posing on the wooden front steps of the family home. She is wearing a hat and a fancy dress with ruffled bodi...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A workman is standing on the platform of a wooden derrick at the granite quarry in Montello. A two story wood frame building is behind the derrick. Large g...

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