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    • Jacob Meyer Tintype Photograph, 1880s

    • Tintypes
    • Tintype photograph of Jacob Meyer from the 1880s. Jabob Meyer was the youngest son of Elizabeth and Nicholas Meyer, who built and lived in the historic log cabin. Jacobs wife, Margaret Harrer Meyer, was a member of the Austrian Harrer clan who were...
    • Heinrich (Henry) Harms Photograph, circa 1914

    • General stores; Founding
    • This is a photograph of Heinrich (Henry) Harms, circa 1914. Harms was born in 1832 and died in 1914 and he is best known as the founder of the village of Niles Center In 1854. Harms opened the areas first general store in 1858; owned and operated...
    • Ollie Dotzhauer Studio Portrait, 1917

    • Soldiers; World War, 1914-1918
    • Studio portrait photograph of doughboy Ollie Dotzhauer taken upon entering the Army during World War I in 1917. He died in the flu epidemic of 1919. This photograph appears on page 73 of Skokie, 1888-1988 : A Centennial History.
    • Dr. Louise Klehm Studio Portrait, circa 1890

    • Physicians; Portrait photographs
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Louise Klehm, circa 1890. Dr. Klehm was born to George C. and Eliza Harms Klehm as Amelia Louise Klehm in 1870. Her colorful life took her from Florida, where she volunteered for duty during the Spanish-American War, to...
    • Busscher Family Portrait, circa 1930

    • Families; Portrait photographs
    • Portrait photograph of the Busscher family in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1930. Shown (left to right): George Busscher III; George Busscher, Jr.; George D. Busscher; George Busscher. George Busscher, Jr. was one of the founders of the Niles...
    • Peter Blameuser Photograph, circa 1855

    • Portraits
    • Portrait photograph of Peter Blameuser, Jr., circa 1855. An immigrant from Prussia, Peter Blameuser, Jr. settled in Niles Township in 1865. Blameuser quickly established himself as a builder; landlord and landowner, a merchant, and a saloon owner....
    • Mayor Jacqueline Gorell Portrait, 1988

    • Mayors
    • Photograph, from 1988, of Jacqueline Gorell, fifteenth mayor of Skokie, Illinois from 1988-1999. She was appointed to complete Mayor Albert J. Smiths term in 1987 upon his retirement and was Skokie's first female mayor. Gorell was a Village Trustee...
    • Mayor George D. Wilson Portrait, 1949

    • Mayors
    • Photograph, from 1957, of George D. Wilson, tenth mayor of Skokie, Illinois from 1949-1957. Mayor Wilson died in office on February 28th, 1957 and Village Treasurer Allen Weissburg completed Wilson's term. This photograph is part of the collection...
    • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, 1957

    • Mayors
    • Photograph, from 1957, of Ambrose Reiter, the twelfth mayor of Skokie, Illinois from 1957- 1961 and Village Trustee from 1949-1957. Reiter became a reformer mayor when the citizens of Skokie voted to switch to a village manager form of government....
    • Mayor Allan Weissburg Portrait, 1957

    • Mayors
    • Photograph, from 1957, of Allan Weissburg, eleventh mayor of Skokie, Illinois in 1957. Weissburg was installed as President Pro-Tem on March 9, 1957 following the death of Mayor George D. Wilson. This photograph is part of the collection of the...
    • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, circa 1960

    • Mayors
    • Photograph, circa 1960, of Ambrose Reiter, the twelfth mayor of Skokie, Illinois from 1957- 1961 and Village Trustee from 1949-1957. Reiter became a reformer mayor when the citizens of Skokie voted to switch to a village manager form of government....
    • End of World War I Celebration Photograph, 1919

    • Flags; Soldiers; World War, 1914-1918;
    • Photograph showing a celebration at the end of World War I in Niles Center, Illinois in 1919 on Lincoln Avenue (facing south). Original typewritten caption read: "Revelry in the streets was part of the Niles Center community life for many years....
    • William J. Galitz Photograph, circa 1940

    • Banks; Fire fighters; Fire-departments; Portraits;
    • Photograph of William J. Galitz, circa 1940. Galitz was a co-founder and later a director of the First National Bank of Skokie, formerly known as the Niles Centre State Bank, established in 1907. He was also a member of the Niles Centre Volunteer...
    • Willard C. Galitz Portrait, circa 1950

    • Banks; Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of Willard C. Galitz (1901-1992) from the 1950s. Galitz was President of the First National Bank of Skokie, founded in 1907 (formerly known as the Niles Centre State Bank). He was a Village Trustee from 1933-1942. This photograph is part...

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