• Mayor John W. Wuerth Portrait, 1945

    Robert Louis Studio

    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…

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  • Behrendt Family Photograph, 1904

    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;…

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  • Niles Center, Illinois Village Board Photograph, 1915

    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; Samue…

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  • Mayor Jacqueline Gorell Portrait, 1988

    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…

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  • Mayor George H. Klehm Portrait, 1910

    Robert Louis Studio

    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 18…

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  • Mayor Myron Greisdorf Portrait, 1961

    Robert Louis Studio

    Photograph of Myron Greisdorf from 1961. Greisdorf was the thirteenth mayor of Skokie, from 1961-1966. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.

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  • Mayor Arthur Simmons Portrait, 1947

    Robert Louis Studio

    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 Socie…

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  • John Hovely Family Photograph, 1900s

    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 unidentifi…

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  • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, circa 1960

    Casey Ryback

    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…

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  • Mayor George D. Wilson Portrait, 1949

    Robert Louis Studio

    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…

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  • Mayor George E. Blameuser Portrait, 1933

    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 Nil…

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  • Mayor Ambrose Reiter Portrait, 1957

    Robert Louis Studio

    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…

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  • Samuel Meyer Family Portrait Photograph, circa 1900

    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 Gro…

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  • Peter M. Hoffman Portrait, circa 1900

    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 th…

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  • William J. Galitz Photograph, circa 1940

    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 w…

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  • Mayor Albert J. Smith Portrait, 1965

    Robert Louis Studio

    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.…

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  • Mayor Adam Harrer Portrait, 1888

    Robert Louis Studio

    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…

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  • Peter and Clara Blameuser Wedding Portrait, 1892

    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…

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  • Mayor John W. Brown Portrait, 1890

    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 Cent…

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  • Mrs. Muno and Grandchildren Photograph, 1915

    Photograph of Mrs. Maria Schabeck Muno posing with her grandchildren children in Niles Center, Illinois in 1915. Mrs. Muno was the mother of Emil Blameusers first wife, Margaretha Muno Blameuser. Marg…

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