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  • Aerial view of No Man's Land, 1928
    Image       [Annotation on the back of the photograph] The Cottage Resturaunt [sic] is at the bottom left. Just to the north is the foundations for the Breakers which was to be a 20 story hotel. Further up is the Vista del Lago Club which was a beach club and included other ...
    Image     [Annotation on the back of the photograph] The Cottage Resturaunt [sic] is at the bottom left. Just to the north is the foundations for the Breakers which was to be ...
  • Beach at Wilmette about 1918
    Image       View of people lounging on the Lake Michigan beach at Wilmette. Large striped beach umbrellas are in use and the skyline of the City of Chicago is visible
    Image     View of people lounging on the Lake Michigan beach at Wilmette. Large striped beach umbrellas are in use and the skyline of the City of Chicago is visible
  • The beach at Wilmette in Summer
    Image       Photograph of the beach at Wilmette showing row-boats and a boathouse next to the water. People can be seen descending steps to the water....
    Image     Photograph of the beach at Wilmette showing row-boats and a boathouse next to the water. People can be seen descending steps to the water....
  • Beach house at Gillson Park, Wilmette, in 1960
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  • Beach in Wilmette about 1918
    Image       People on the Lake Michigan beach at Wilmette, Illinois.
    Image     People on the Lake Michigan beach at Wilmette, Illinois.
  • Children on Wilmette beach about 1918
    Image       Five young children in knee length bathing costumes on the shores of Lake Michigan at Wilmette, Illinois. Note the swimmers standing on a raft tethered in the lake.
    Image     Five young children in knee length bathing costumes on the shores of Lake Michigan at Wilmette, Illinois. Note the swimmers standing on a raft tethered in the lake.
  • Children playing with a model ship at the Wilmette beach
    Image       Children playing with a model ship in Lake Michigan at Wilmette...
    Image     Children playing with a model ship in Lake Michigan at Wilmette...
  • Lifeguard station and people at the Wilmette beach
    Image       Note slides and platforms in the water with the swimmers...
    Image     Note slides and platforms in the water with the swimmers...
  • People spreading a blanket on the Wilmette beach about 1918
    Image       Note everyone is fully dressed, and gentlemen are wearing hats and ties....
    Image     Note everyone is fully dressed, and gentlemen are wearing hats and ties....
  • Photograph of a pier at Wilmette beach about 1960
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  • Photograph of the shore at the Wilmette beach
    Image       Photograph of the Wilmette beach from the water looking east. Shown is a pier extending into the water. A small shed is located to the right with wooded, sandy, bluffs behind it. The original image is somewhat blurry....
    Image     Photograph of the Wilmette beach from the water looking east. Shown is a pier extending into the water. A small shed is located to the right with wooded, sandy, bluffs ...
  • Photograph of the Wilmette beach in winter, about 1920
    Image       Sepia photograph of ice along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wilmette in winter, about 1920
    Image     Sepia photograph of ice along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wilmette in winter, about 1920
  • Pier at Wilmette beach
    Imagemystery       Photograph of a pier off of the Wilmette beach....
    Imagemystery     Photograph of a pier off of the Wilmette beach....
  • Piles of snow on the Wilmette beach about 1918
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  • Ruins of Gage's Pier
    Image       A typed label on the reverse "Here children may see the ruins of an old Lake Michigan ier and be told how it was built generations ago to stop beach erosion." In red pencil on reverse: "Ruins of Gage's Pier" In pencil: "1949"
    Image     A typed label on the reverse "Here children may see the ruins of an old Lake Michigan ier and be told how it was built generations ago to stop beach ...
  • Ruins of Gage's Pier
    Image       In pencil on reverse "Dunes and Gage's Pier 1949."
    Image     In pencil on reverse "Dunes and Gage's Pier 1949."
  • Ruins of "The Breakers" near the shore of Wilmette beach
    Image       Construction of "The Breakers" begun in No Man's Land in about 1928, never got beyond the grand staircase entrance. Note the lettering on the structure "Stop..Don't Go Up...Danger"...
    Image     Construction of "The Breakers" begun in No Man's Land in about 1928, never got beyond the grand staircase entrance. Note the lettering on the structure "Stop..Don't Go Up...Danger"...
  • Sand dunes on the Wilmette Beach
    Image       Typed label on reverse: "Here children may learn of beach erosion from lake storms and of botanical growth in newly formed sand dunes."
    Image     Typed label on reverse: "Here children may learn of beach erosion from lake storms and of botanical growth in newly formed sand dunes."
  • View of people on the Wilmette beach
    Image       View of people on the beach showing beach umbrellas, climbing toys for children, benches, life guard station and swimmers....
    Image     View of people on the beach showing beach umbrellas, climbing toys for children, benches, life guard station and swimmers....
  • View of the Lake Michigan beach at Wilmette, Illinois about 1918
    Image       Benches lined up along the beach and people swimming.
    Image     Benches lined up along the beach and people swimming.
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Photographs of Wilmette


Collection of photographs taken in Wilmette, Illinois.