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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.

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...

Postcard

Lincoln Monument

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Lincoln Monument in front of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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...

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:  date unknown

Description: View from across fields of Horticultural buildings on left, Hiram Smith Hall in the middle, and Agricultural Hall on the right on the University of Wiscons...

Postcard

King Street

Date: 1917 ca.

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

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: 1915 ca.

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

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watercolor painting by Jens von Sivers presented to the zoo by the Provident Savings and Loan Association. The painting shows children riding camels led by...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Sherman Bridge and Lock and surrounding area on the Yahara River.

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...

Date: 1931 before

Description: Building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Early souvenir postcard showing people viewing the bird cages at the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo). Series No. A647

Postcard

King Street

Date: 1917 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Dane County Courthouse, 207 W. Main Street.

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: 1910 ca.

Description: The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot.

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...

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