This is a postcard that shows a “Temple that never was.” It’s from before the Baha’i House of Worship was constructed, showing a golden dome and incorrect proportions. It also shows the lanterns, which were never installed. This “view” is looking south from Sheridan Road across the North Shore Channel, and cars can park there, but not for visiting the Temple. This is a lovely colorized postcard which can be found for one or two dollars at a post card show.
From 1938, an Air Mail cancel that features the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette. This photo is a copy in the Baha’i Archives.
This is the book I wrote last year with Arcadia Publishing, featuring 199 archival photographs of the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette, Illinois. In 2012 we will celebrate the Centenary of the visit of Abdu’l-Baha to the West. He laid the cornerstone of this building on May 1, 1912, and the whole story, with photos taken on that day, is told in the book. You can read the first chapters at Amazon.