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    • Mayor Peter Blameuser III Portrait, 1895

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph from 1895 of Peter Blameuser III, the third mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1895-1897. Peter Blameuser III was the son of Niles Center entrepreneur and civic benefactor, Peter Blameuser, Jr. This photograph is part of the collection...
    • Mayor John E. Brown Portrait, 1923

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    • Photograph from 1923 of John E. Brown, the sixth mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1923-1933. John E. Brown is the son of former mayor John W. Brown, who was mayor of Niles Center from 1890-1895. This photograph is part of the collection of the...
    • Klehms Picnic Grove Group Photograph, 1900s

    • Parks -- Illinois; Recreation;
    • Photograph of a group of picnickers at Klehms Picnic Grove located at the southwest corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1900s. Shown: group of unidentified people. Tom Klehm is the boy on the far left wearing...
    • Mayor Adam Harrer Portrait, 1888

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    • Photograph of Adam Harrer, from 1888. Harrer was the first mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1888-1890. He was the first Fire Chief of the Niles Centre Volunteer Fire Company, which was founded in 1881. Harrer also served as a Village Trustee...
    • Mayor Albert J. Smith Portrait, 1965

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    • Photograph of Albert J. Smith, fourteenth mayor of Skokie, Illinois in 1965. Mayor Al Smith is considered by many to be the father of modern Skokie. He served six consecutive terms from 1965 to 1988. While he gained national prominence in 1977...
    • Arista B. Williams Portrait, circa 1900

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    • Photograph of Arista B. Williams, circa 1900, attorney-at-law and a co-founder of First National Bank of Skokie in 1907 (formerly known as the Niles Centre State Bank). This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Armond D. King Portrait, 1957

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    • Photograph of Armond D. King from 1957. King was a real estate agent in Niles Center and then later Skokie, Illinois, and was active in the community beginning in 1926. He was a member of the original Niles Township School District board; an...
    • Bernard Marsh Photograph, 1959

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    • Photograph of Bernard "Ben" Marsh, Village Manager from 1959 to 1966 of Skokie, Illinois in 1959. Shown: Ben Marsh with an unidentified Boy Scout. This photograph appears on page 107 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Bernard Marsh Portrait, circa 1960

    • Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of Bernard J. (Ben) Marsh, circa 1960. Marsh was the Skokie Village Manager from 1959-1966. Marsh was the first Village Manager, a position that was created due to a groundswell of protest against corruption in certain departments of the...
    • George E. Blameuser Photograph, 1957

    • Banks and banking; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of George E. Blameuser from 1933. Blameuser was the seventh mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1933-1944 and was later the director of the National Bank of Skokie. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • Mayor George E. Blameuser Portrait, 1933

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    • Photograph of George E. Blameuser from 1933. Blameuser was the seventh mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1933-1944, and has the distinction of being mayor when the village changed its name from Niles Center to Skokie in November 1940. He was...
    • Mayor George H. Klehm Portrait, 1910

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    • Photograph of George H. Klehm, one of the six accomplished children of George C. Klehm and Eliza Harms Klehm, and fifth mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1910-1923. He was a Village Trustee from 1894-1897. George H. Klehm also owned a general...
    • Girls Eating Ice Cream Photograph, 1920s

    • Automobiles; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of girls eating ice cream while sitting on a Niles Center Laundry truck in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1920s. The truck is parked next to the Niles Center Recreation Rooms located on Floral Avenue and Cleveland Street. This photograph...

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