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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: 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...

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: 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

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: 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 ca.

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

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: 1910-12-30 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of the construction of the fourth Wisconsin State Capitol building. The ironwork tower is in the center of what would become the rotu...

Date: 1917-04 

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

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.

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: 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: 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...

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...

Postcard

Pony Rides

Date: 1950 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carson Gulley, in chef's hat, is leaning out of the driver's side of his catering truck. The promotional card indicates that the chef specialized in large...

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.

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: 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,...

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