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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son

1585. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Service Station, Evanston, Illinois c.1910.

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1585. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Service Station, Evanston, Illinois c.1910.

1585. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Service Station, Evanston, Illinois c.1910. Wonderful early view of the one-of-a-kind station designed by J.L. Parkinson in 1876-77 with the crew posing with their beach apparatus on the ramp. The U.S. Life Saving Station was located at Evanston , 12 miles north of Chicago , on Lake Michigan shore, on the Northwestern University Campus, and the crew, (excepting the Captain), was composed of students of the Northwestern University . The crew saved over 264 lives since their unit was established. Photo is overall quite clear and sharp and measure 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Great detail. (VG+). $74.