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Rhesus Monkeys Move to Summer Home

Date: 05 15 1954
Description: Zookeepers releasing rhesus monkeys to the island that serves as their summer home at the Washington park zoo (later replaced by the Milwaukee County Zoo).

Busy B's Dog Circus and International 1200D Truck

Date: 1970
Description: Gloria Peebles (left), animal trainer, Kay Bliss (right), assistant, and their Busy B's canine act performers (11 dogs and 2 monkeys) in front of Internati...

Busy B's Dog and Monkey Act

Date: 1970
Description: Gloria Peebles' Busy B's animal act featuring a monkey in a rabbit costume pushing a wheelbarrow while a dog looks on through the window of the playhouse.

Vernon Castle and his Monkey Jeffrey

Date: 1918
Description: Vernon Castle, half of the glamorous Castle dancing team, enlisted in the British Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and flew over 150 missions at the Western Fron...

Radio Installed at Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: 07 01 1932
Description: Radio installed at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo) for the granddaughters of the zoo director, Fred Winkelmann, and Tuck, the chimpanzee.

Santa and Children on a Coffee Advertisement

Date: 1890
Description: Advertising greeting card which reads "Handsome Christmas Card in Every package of Lion Coffee, November 5 to Christmas Day." The card depicts Santa Claus ...

Crowd Watching Circus Parade

Description: Elevated view of a crowd watching a monkey ride a horse in a circus parade in town. A man is leading the horse down the unpaved street.

Prototype of Methodist Revivals

Date: 1896
Description: Drawing comparing Methodist revivals to gatherings of howling monkeys.

Man Holding Monkey in Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Date: 04 17 1947
Description: David Mackin, Milwaukee World War II veteran, is shown with his monkey, Joe, in a state capitol hearing room. The bill under discussion would allow anyone ...

Educated Monkeys Show at Iowa State Fair

Date: 1946
Description: An audience gathers to watch the "Buttons Educated Monkeys" show, one of the attractions televised to the International Harvester tent at the Iowa State Fa...

Henry Vilas Zoo Primate House

Date: 1939
Description: The Primate House at the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), built in 1929 and extensively remodeled in 1995.

Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: 1918
Description: Small monkeys in their wire mesh enclosure at the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), opened in 1911.

Tiny Monkey in Mother's Arms

Date: 01 17 1949
Description: A tiny four-month-old monkey, born at Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), is huddling with it's mother behind bars.

Vilas Park Zoo Ring-Tailed Monkey

Date: 08 25 1950
Description: Dale Coyler shown holding "Squeaky," a ring-tailed monkey from the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). He takes the monkey home with him on his days off to a...

Irene Castle and Rastus

Date: 1915
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Irene Castle holding her pet monkey Rastus.

Dorothy Phillips, a Capuchin Monkey, and a Bell and Howell Motion Picture Camera

Date: 1922
Description: Original title: "This is one of the rare snapshots which a photographer gets only once in a peagreen moon. Dorothy Phillips, star of Allen Holubar's The...

Snapshot of Ruth Roland and a Monkey

Date: 1922
Description: Silent film actress Ruth Roland in riding costume and a velveteen cap playing with a small monkey.

Claire Whitney, a Marmoset, and a White Toy Poodle

Date: 1916
Description: Silent film star Claire Whitney in a seated pose with a marmoset and a white poodle. Original caption: "Miss Claire Whitney's pet marmoset and French poodl...

Clara Kimball Young and a Monkey

Date: 1918
Description: In this snapshot silent film actress Clara Kimball Young holds a white-faced capuchin monkey wearing clothes and a cap. A girl and man are in the backgroun...

Monkey House

Date: 1970
Description: View of Monkey House. On the lawn are flamingos, and in the background is a bear at Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Photograph taken by Edwin Proctor. To...

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