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Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of small dog dressed in a dress with a fan and an umbrella sitting in a rocking chair. The photograph is captioned "Miss Tootsie Kiyi...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Clara Middleton, well-dressed and wearing a large hat, holds her pet fox terrier's chin as the two share a gaze.

Postcard

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: 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...

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...

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

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: 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.

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...

Postcard

Tommy is Ill

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.

Postcard

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.

Postcard

Pony Rides

Date: 1950 ca.

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

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...

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: 1910 ca.

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

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: 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: 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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