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Hile House

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View from road of the Hile House, Kilbourn (now Wisconsin Dells). There is a belvedere in the center of the roof.

Date: 1910 

Description: Three smiling women stand beside a horse-drawn carriage near Two Rivers. The horses are wearing knotted, corded fly nets and blinders. The carriage has a c...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View across Library Mall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Armory (Red Gym or Old Red). Lake Mendota is in the background.

Date: 1916 

Description: Two girls wearing white dresses ride a pig, sitting back-to-back. One girl holds the pig's tail and the other holds its ears. A boy pokes the pig's haunch...

Date: 1934 before

Description: A fisherman reclines in his boat at sunset as many fish swim in the lake. He drinks beer out of a tap attached to a barrel floating in the water. His boat...

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Martin Luther Children's Home.


Railroad Bridge

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View over water towards a railroad bridge over a river. Trees and shrubs are along the banks of the river. There are buildings in the distance behind the b...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View down a tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood featuring large houses with porches. There is an automobile driving down the street and a man w...

Date: 1908 

Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus, wearing his traditional red, fur trimmed suit and hat, and black belt. He has a sack full of toys and is placing them on a...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: This card which is postmarked 1912 shows the zinc statutes on the stone gateways near the sidewalk at Monona Avenue (now Martin Luther King Blvd). Original...


Alma, WI

Date: 1909-07-31 

Description: Photographic postcard of elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River. Homes and business are visible along 2nd Street.


Kiddie Train

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: View across water of kiddie train at Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Train was donated by the Madison Lions Club and operated from 1953-1968.

Date: 1910 

Description: Holiday postcard of two children. The boy is tooting a horn and the girl is playing a drum. They are both wearing folded paper sailor hats, and the boy wea...


The Locks

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of a lock on the Fox River.

Date: 1909 

Description: Holiday postcard of holly with Santa inside of an oval gold border. He is wearing a red coat, green mittens, a fur hat and has a basket filled with toys on...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of the church, with a parsonage on the left and a school on the right. A fenced-in field is across the street and an automobile...


Tourist Camp

Date: 1928-09-01 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Bruce Tourist Camp. A dirt road curves into the camp, there is a large sign at the entrance, and cabins, picnic tables and man...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Church and school seen from Kosciuszko Park. Located across a lake, behind some trees and bushes. A woman sits on some decorative stones next to the lake.


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: 1908 ca.

Description: View fro shoreline of toll bridge across the Wisconsin River. The writer of the postcard states: "This is the first bridge over the Wis. River. It's about...

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