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    • 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...
    • 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:...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Peter and Clara Blameuser Wedding Portrait, 1892

    • Portraits; Weddings; Wedding clothing & dress; Mayors;
    • Wedding Portrait of Peter And Clara (nee Hoffman) Blameuser in Niles Center, Illinois on January 26, 1892. People shown: Benjamin Blameuser (far left); Peter Blameuser III (center left); Clara Hoffman Blameuser (center right). The remaining people...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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 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 Jacqueline Gorell Portrait, 1988

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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 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...
    • 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 D. Wilson Portrait, 1949

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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 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 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.
    • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, circa 1960

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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....
    • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, 1957

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

    • Portraits; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government;
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • George Meyers 8th Birthday Photograph, May 10, 1925

    • Birthday parties; Children; Childhood & youth;
    • Photograph taken on the occasion of George Meyers 8th birthday party located at the 8200 block of Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois on May 10, 1925. Shown (left to right): Al Lies; George Meyer; Jake Weber. George is dressed in a fringed...
    • 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...

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