Photographs of Wilmette
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  • Waiting for President Roosevelt's train
        Nathaniel Webb keeps an eye on Wilmette residents waiting along the railroad tracks for Theodore Roosevelt's train to pass. Roosevelt was on his way to the Great Lakes Naval Station to visit Father Edward J. Vattmann, Army chaplain during World War I.
      Nathaniel Webb keeps an eye on Wilmette residents waiting along the railroad ...
  • Wilmette Guard on review beside Wilmette Village Hall
        Illinois Reserve Militia, First Regiment, Company D, Wilmette, Illinois
      Illinois Reserve Militia, First Regiment, Company D, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Knitting for Soldiers
        Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and scarves for U.S. military personnel during World War I.
      Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and ...
  • Christmas stockings
        Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes Station purchased from Home Guard appropriation to Red Cross Auxiliary
      Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes ...
  • Bandage rolling
        Red Cross workers in white uniforms ironing and rolling bandages.
      Red Cross workers in white uniforms ironing and rolling bandages.
  • J. Melville Brown
        During World War I the third floor of the Brown Building, at 1159 Wilmette Ave., was used by Wilmette's War Camp Community Service. There were dances Saturday nights, music on Sundays. A few of the sailors who had week-end leave would stay and sleep on cots. Often my father, J. ...
      During World War I the third floor of the Brown Building, at ...
  • World War I Memorial
        Memorial to World War I war dead. Plaque is mounted on a stone in Gillson Park marking a grove of thirteen trees planted in honor of war heroes. Names are Allyn Taber Anderson, Franklin B. Bellows, Louis Mason Bruch, Alfred J. Francesco, Henry George Herbon, Douglas T. Hoffman, Peter John ...
      Memorial to World War I war dead. Plaque is mounted on a ...
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Photographs of Wilmette


Collection of photographs taken in Wilmette, Illinois.