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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...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Color postcard of the State Street and Lake Street intersection showing the Co-op book store, the Rennebohm Drug Store and the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of the Upper Campus, the west side of the State Historical Library, now the headquarters building of the Wisconsin Historical Soci...

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of small dog dressed in a dress with a fan and an umbrella sitting in a rocking chair. The photograph is captioned "Miss Tootsie Kiyi...

Postcard

The Casino

Date: 1880 

Description: Monona Lake Assembly, The Casino. This structure, including the ice house and provision space, designed by Conover and Porter and built for $1700.00 in Jun...

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:  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...

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

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

Observatory Hill

Date:  date unknown

Description: A sundial on a pedestal sits on Observatory Hill, overlooking trees, a rooftop, and part of Lake Mendota.

Date:  

Description: View from Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In the foreground is the Lincoln Monument on top of Bascom Hill, and the Wisconsin Sta...

Postcard

Cecropia Moth

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a cecropoia moth, Hylophora Cecropia, on a potted geranium.

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: 1958-09 ca.

Description: An aerial view of University Hill Farms on Madison's west side. a complete 604 acre community developed by the Regents of the University of Wisconsin. Re...

Date: 1917-04 

Description: Postcard of men and women marching in Madison, Wisconsin's Loyalty Parade through the streets of the city.

Date: 1912 after

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch and Civil War cannons. The memorial was built to honor Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and is located on the University of Wisconsi...

Date: 1940 ca.

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

Postcard

Pony Rides

Date: 1950 ca.

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

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Central High School, designed by St. Paul architect Cass Gilbert and partially razed in 1986.

Date: 1909 before

Description: Postcard depicting one of the four Prairie du Chien stone gateways that stood at the four corner entrances to the Capitol Park. More elaborate gates topped...

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