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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

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...

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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...

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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:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the exterior of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin from across the Library Mall. The University of Wisconsin Memorial Library is o...

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: 1915 ca.

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

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Monkey House

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: View of Monkey House. On the lawn are flamingos, and in the background is a bear at Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Photo taken by Edwin Proctor. Torn...

Date: 1910 ca.

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

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.

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

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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: 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: 1917-04 

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

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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: 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...

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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.

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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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.

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