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Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior of the newly-constructed Tremont House hotel on Main Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass and his Great Uncle Cary seated in a chair. They are most likely inside the Bass family home at 207 Clay Street.

Date: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass stands on a fur rug outdoors holding a small American flag. A rocking horse, basket, and doll buggy are nearby.

Photograph

Fox River Dam

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Trees are reflected in the waters of Buffalo Lake above the dam on the Fox River. There is a man standing on the far side of the dam near a rowboat.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of workers from the Montello Granite Company heading down the street to lunch after the noon whistle.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Great Uncle Cary posing with Everetta and Cary Bass. They are most likely seated inside the Bass family home, 207 Clay Street.

Photograph

After the Fire

Date: 1899 

Description: Elevated view looking west over the open basements of commercial buildings which were destroyed by a recent fire. Main Street is in the foreground. Horse-d...

Postcard

Wire Grass Men

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of men and boys gathered for a meal in a tent. There are benches along the sides of the table. One man sits on a wooden bo...

Date: 1926 

Description: View down street towards business district. At the t-intersection is a large commercial building with a turret on the second floor. Next door on the right...

Date: 2009 

Description: Watercolor of a Native American burial site. Reconstructed stratigraphy and cross-section representative of effigy mounds at the Kratz Creek Mound group.

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:  date unknown

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: John Barry and his family seated around a piano in their home.

Photograph

Graduating Class

Date: 1894 

Description: Group portrait of the graduating class. The four men and four women are seated in the front yard of the photographer holding their diplomas.

Date: 1895 ca.

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

Date: 1896-11-16 

Description: Students in front of new Montello School House on the first day school was held in the new building, November 16.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking west over the Montello Granite Company's works framed by an irregular mask. Two wooden derricks and irregular blocks of granite are i...

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