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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
    • 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 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. 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...

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