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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: 1910 ca.

Description: A seated portrait of William Elwell Middleton, wearing a suit.

Postcard

Medicine Time

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Middleton family dog, Tootsie, dressed as a nurse, attending to Tommy the cat, who rests in a doll cradle. A bottle of "Catnip...

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: 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: 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: 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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of Forest Middleton, with a pensive expression with hand on his chin, sits with his dog in his lap.

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

Postcard

Aaron Middleton

Date: 1900 before

Description: A seated portrait of Aaron Middleton, who is holding a book. Middleton was the father of William Middleton and father-in-law of Clara Middleton.

Date: 1917-04 

Description: Postcard of men and women marching in Madison, Wisconsin's Loyalty Parade through the streets of the city.

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: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Middleton family cat sleeping in a doll carriage under a crocheted baby blanket, wearing a matching bonnet.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Colorful locomotive pulling several cars full of children at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Although referred to as the "Kiddie Train," the caption...

Date: 1910 before

Description: Photographic postcard of Forest Middleton reading while lying on his bed with the family dog, Tootsie, beside him. There is a full bookcase behind the bed,...

Date: 1915 ca.

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

Postcard

Able to Sit Up

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of a cat, with head bandaged and foreleg in a sling, sits in a rocking chair as Tootsie the dog, dressed as a nurse, stands with fro...

Date: 1913 

Description: Photographic postcard of Forest Middleton, left, sitting cross-legged on a chair holding a pipe and glancing at a friend, possibly Eddie Quick. There is a...

Postcard

Pony Rides

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Children on pony rides at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo)

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...

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