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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...

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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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Main Street

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard depicting a view of Main Street with streetcar.

Date: 1904 

Description: Postcard depicting the fire of February 26-27, 1904 that destroyed most of the second Wisconsin State Capitol. The smoke and flames have been dramatically...

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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...

Date: 1928 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 1819 Helena Street, and the garage behind it on the left, both built by Willard Droster.

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Description: View from a stone bridge at Vilas Park with children riding the carousel (merry-go-round) and kiddie train adjacent to the lagoon.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A postcard of the main walk leading to Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, then Main Hall.

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...

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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: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view from west of University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture. In the foreground are lawns, fields, fences, and trees. There is a large...

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Law Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: View up across Bascom Hill of building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of an exterior view of the Wisconsin State Historical Society Building, now the headquarters of the Wisconsin Historical Society. In the for...

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: 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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Description: A view of a bridge in Tenney Park surrounded by shrubs and trees.

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: 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...

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: 1898 ca.

Description: View over Camp Randall Stadium towards University Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Bascom Hall is visible in the distance.

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