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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: 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: 1915 ca.

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

Date: 1964 

Description: Watercolor painting by Jens von Sivers presented to the zoo by the Cuba Club showing several camels in the yard in front of the camel barn at the Henry Vil...

Postcard

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: 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...

Postcard

Pony Rides

Date: 1950 ca.

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

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Views of popular sites in Madison. Numerous different types of recreation are visible along with popular sites such as the Wisconsin State Capitol building...

Postcard

King Street

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of King Street as seen from the Capitol grounds.

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: Elevated view of two polar bears in their enclosure at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). A crowd is gathered behind the fence, and in the far backgroun...

Postcard

Calf

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A young spotted calf is tethered with a rope at the Middleton family farm. There is a ladder in the background.

Date: 1936 

Description: Mother lion cradling her cub at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo).

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison and the four lakes region.

Postcard

King Street

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of King Street as seen from the Capitol grounds.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: View of the lagoon at Tenney Park. In the background, a bridge is visible over the lagoon.

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: 1910 ca.

Description: The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot.

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: 1940 ca.

Description: Scene at Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo) showing bear pits.

Postcard

Leopard Cage

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Leopard in a cage at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo).

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