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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...

Date: 1940 ca.

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

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Park Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Park Hotel, looking south from the Capitol Dome. Lake Monona can be seen in the background.

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Lincoln Monument

Date: 1909 ca.

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

Date: 1900 

Description: Colorized postcard of exterior view of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad depot. A man is seated on one of the benches.

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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: 1909 

Description: A long column of men following a horse-drawn cart on State Street. The Wisconsin Historical Society, then known as the State Historical Society of Wisconsi...

Date: 1912-09-14 

Description: Colorized postcard of Park[er] Street and the West End of the State Historical Library, now the headquarters building of the Wisconsin Historical Society....

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View across Library Mall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Armory (Red Gym or Old Red). Lake Mendota is in the background.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hand-colored, postcard view of the University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the State Street entrance of the State Historical Library, now the headquarters building of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Bascom...

Date:  

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

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Birge Hall

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior from Bascom Hill of Birge Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Originally known as the Biology building.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: St. Mary's Hospital soon after its completion in 1911.

Date: 1914 

Description: Exterior of the Mendota State Hospital (Mendota Mental Health Institute) with stone fountain in front.

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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.

Date: 1910 before

Description: Photographic postcard of Forest Middleton reading while lying on his bed with the family dog, Tootsie, beside him. There is a full bookcase behind the bed,...

Date: 1927 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the house at 625 Riverside Drive. In the front is an enclosed porch with awnings over the windows.

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