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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 Dr. George Sintzel Portrait, 1897

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph from 1897 of Dr. George Sintzel, the fourth mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1897-1910. Sintzel was a Village Trustee from 1891-1894. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Mayor John E. Brown Portrait, 1923

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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...
    • Mayor John W. Wuerth Portrait, 1945

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph from 1945 of John W. Wuerth, eighth mayor of Skokie, Illinois from 1945-1947. Wuerth was a Village Trustee from 1935-1944. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Mayor Arthur Simmons Portrait, 1947

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph from 1947 of Arthur Simmons, ninth mayor of Skokie, Illinois, from 1947-1949. Simmons was a Village Trustee in 1947. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • 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

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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 Center Volunteer Fire Company, which was founded in 1881. Harrer also served as a Village Trustee...
    • Mayor Albert J. Smith Portrait, 1965

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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

    • Lawyers
    • 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

    • Realtors
    • 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

    • Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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

    • Portraits; 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 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

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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...
    • Mayor John W. Brown Portrait, 1890

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of John W. Brown from 1890. Brown was the second mayor of Niles Center, Illinois from 1890-1895. Brown was a co-founder of the First National Bank of Skokie in 1907 (formerly the Niles Center State Bank). Brown was one of the early...
    • Mayor Albert J. Smith Photograph, 1986

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of Mayor Albert J. Smith, the 14th mayor of Skokie, in his office in Skokie, Illinois in 1986. 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...
    • Stielow & Rudolph Family Photograph, 1915

    • Family; Photographs; Haystacks
    • Photograph of members of the Stielow and Rudolph families posed between two haystacks in Niles Center, Illinois in 1915. Shown (back row, left to right): Louise Stielow; Mae Stielow; unidentified man; Elsie Stielow. Front row, left to right:...
    • Government Group Photograph, 1950s

    • City halls; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of members of the village government in Skokie, Illinois in the 1950s. Shown: eleven village officials posing with brooms as if they are sweeping litter on the sidewalk outside Skokie Village Hall, located at 5127 Oakton Street. Street...
    • Niles Center, Illinois Village Board Photograph, 1915

    • Fire stations; Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • Photograph of Niles Center, Illinois 1915 Board of Trustees shown in the old firehouse. People shown (left to right): Christian Blameuser, Trustee; Robert Hoffman, Trustee; Albert Lies, Trustee; Samuel Meyer, Trustee; George H. Klehm, Mayor; John...
    • Peter M. Hoffman Portrait, circa 1900

    • Banks; Portraits;
    • Photograph of Peter M. Hoffman, circa 1900. Hoffman was a co-founder of and driving force behind the First National Bank of Skokie in 1907 (formerly called the Niles Centre State Bank). Hoffman was the Cook County Coroner during this time. This...
    • Baumhardt Ice Cream Parlor Photograph, circa 1917

    • Business enterprises; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Baumhardt Ice Cream Parlor located at 8023 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1917. Shown: two unidentified women in an automobile (foreground) and an unidentified woman holding an infant is shown entering the store...
    • George C. Klehm Family Photograph, 1898

    • Homes; Residences
    • Photograph of the George Klehm family in front of their Lincoln Avenue residence in Niles Center, Illinois in 1898. People shown: three unidentified Klehm children (seated and on bicycle); Alma Klehm; George C. Klehm; Mrs. Louise Harms Klehm...
    • Hacker Family Group Photograph, 1900s

    • Families; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie;
    • Photograph of the Hacker family outside a white frame house in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1900s. Nineteen people are shown, all are unidentified. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Behrendt Family Photograph, 1904

    • Portraits;
    • Photograph of the Henry Charles Behrendt family in Niles Center, Illinois in 1904. People shown (front, left to right): Sophia (daughter); Sophia (nee Langfeldt); Marie (Mary); Henry Charles; Alvina; Minna (Minnie). Back, left to right: Henry...
    • John Hovely Family Photograph, 1900s

    • Portraits;
    • Photograph of the John and Josephine Hovely family in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1900s. Shown: John Hovely (with mustache, wearing hat) and Josephine Hovely (in black dress) sitting with unidentified Hovely children on the steps of their home...
    • Peter Dahm Family Photograph, circa 1900

    • Business enterprises;
    • Photograph of the Peter Dahm family, taken inside their greenhouse, in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1900. The greenhouse was located on Gross Point Road north of Dempster Street. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • Samuel Meyer Family Portrait Photograph, circa 1900

    • Motion picture theaters; Portraits; Stores, Retail; Theaters;
    • Photograph of the Samuel Meyer family in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1900. Shown (left to right): Herman Meyer; Julia Meyer; Samuel Meyer; Julia Meyer (daughter). Samuel Meyer owned Samuel Meyer Groceries and the Niles Center Theater, both...

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