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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: 1910 ca.

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

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: 1900 ca.

Description: View from Lake Mendota of buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The boathouse, Armory (later the Red Gym or Old Red), and Science Hall c...

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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A rabbit poses with a basket of eggs.

Date: 1908-12-01 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Reading Room at the State Historical Library, now the headquarters building of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The text at t...

Date: 1928 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 1838 Jenifer Street, and the garage behind it on the left, both built by Willard Droster.

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: 1927 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 1534 Morrison Street. The home was built by Willard Droster.

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.

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

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: 1905 ca.

Description: A small rabbit is posed in a fancy ironstone pitcher. On the reverse is written, "son of Mrs. Egg Rabbit."

Postcard

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: 1915 ca.

Description: Group of people in a large model launch with an American flag on Lake Mendota near the University of Wisconsin-Madison boat house.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Exterior of Field House on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Many of the University's indoor sports events were held here. Camp Randall stadium i...

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: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Britingham Park Bath House.

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...

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