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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...

Postcard

Leopard Cage

Date: 1940 ca.

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

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 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Britingham Park Bath House.

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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.

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Description: Panoramic view of Capitol Square, seen from the West corner. Originally functioned as an oversized post card. Identifiable businesses include Haswell Furni...

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: 1918 ca.

Description: View of the terraced steps at the North, Langdon Street, entrance of the State Historical Society. The Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) is visible across Langdo...

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

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: 1905 ca.

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

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Description: Children riding the carousel (merry-go-round) at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), donated by the citizens of the Madison area. A stone bridge is in the ba...

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

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.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Madison Woman's Club Building, 240 West Gilman Street. Built from 1904 to 1908, the building was designed by J.K. Cady, architect.

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: 1929 

Description: Photographic postcard view of the exterior of the house at 1502 Fremont Avenue, built by Willard Droster, in the Sherman Park neighborhood. The house has a...

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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Description: Panoramic view of Capitol Square, seen from the South corner. Originally functioned as an oversized post card. Ringling Brothers Circus advertisement visib...

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...

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