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Postcard

Cecropia Moth

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a profile view of a cecropia moth, Hylophora Cecropia, on a potted geranium.

Date: 1927 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 1814 Rutledge Street, built by Willard Droster.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Early souvenir postcard showing people viewing the bird cages at the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo). Series No. A647

Date: 1926 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 2438 Upham Street, built by Willard Droster.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watercolor painting by Jens von Sivers presented to the zoo by the Provident Savings and Loan Association. The painting shows children riding camels led by...

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Monkey Island

Date: 1959 

Description: Monkey Island, a popular attraction at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). It was built in the 1930s as a WPA project and modeled after one in the Hagen...

Date: 1928 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 1819 Helena Street, and the garage behind it on the left, both built by Willard Droster.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Camel rides at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo) for children, given free by Zor Temple Camel Patrol on Sunday afternoons during the summer. A number of...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from Lake Mendota of buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The boathouse, Armory (later the Red Gym or Old Red), and Science Hall c...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: The Madison Central High School class championship team, about 1910-1912. Only Ben Bergor (Goldeberger), seated on the left, has been identified.

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Candy Cane

Date: 1909 

Description: William Elwell Middleton stands beside the giant candy cane which he won on Christmas Day, 1909. There is a bookcase in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the lane is a dirt path surrounded by trees.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior of University of Wisconsin-Madison fraternity house at 622 Mendota Court.

Date: 1967 

Description: Color postcard of an exterior view of the Wisconsin State Historical Society Building, now the headquarters of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Students a...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An interior view of the First National Bank.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Boathouse on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) is behind the boathouse. In the left corner, a rowing ream is on t...

Date: 1964 

Description: A watercolor painting by Jens von Silver presented to the zoo by the Rennebohm Drug Stores. The painting shows a child reaching up to feed an elephant at t...

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Observatory Hill

Date:  date unknown

Description: A sundial on a pedestal sits on Observatory Hill, overlooking trees, a rooftop, and part of Lake Mendota.

Postcard

Camel Ride

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A young girl and another child riding a camel led by a Zor Shriner at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). In the background the Zor Booster Band is in a...

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Description: Panoramic view of Capitol Square, seen from the West corner. Originally functioned as an oversized post card. Identifiable businesses include Haswell Furni...

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