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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.

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: 1909 

Description: A long column of men following a horse-drawn cart on State Street. The Wisconsin Historical Society, then known as the State Historical Society of Wisconsi...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Early souvenir postcard showing people strolling around the grounds of the recently-opened Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Series No. A645

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the upper campus viewed from the State Street entrance of the State Historical Library, now the headquarters building of the Wisco...

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: 1915 ca.

Description: Early souvenir postcard with families watching the caged animals at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Series No. A646

Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of people sitting and standing outside of the Monona Lake Assembly Auditorium, which is partially obscured by trees. Designed by Morrison...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Early souvenir postcard of the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo), with a camel in the foreground. Series No. A644

Date: 1925 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 2442 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...

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...

Postcard

Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A postcard of the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo)depicting aquatic fowl, with an inset of a sea lion on a rock. The caption on the back of the card reads...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View across street towards house at 210 Monona Avenue (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), a property owned by Colonel George M. Neckerman and Elizabet...

Postcard

Group Portrait

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of Forest Middleton sitting on a chair behind an unidentified man, woman, and boy. A heavy drape with tassels, top left, frames the s...

Date: 1927 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 625 Riverside Drive. In the front is an enclosed porch with awnings over the windows.

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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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: 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...

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Cecropia Moth

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a cecropoia moth, Hylophora Cecropia, on a potted geranium.

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