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Samson Passes Away

Date: November 28 1981
Description: Veterinarians examining Samson, the Milwaukee Zoo's star 32-year-old gorilla, after attempting to revive him after he had collapsed while feeding in the zo...
Photograph

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.
Photograph

Fred Winkleman and Chimpanzees

Date: November 10 1931
Description: Fred Winkleman holding a new pair of chimpanzees, Nip and Tuck, at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo).
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Gorillas Samson and Sambo Adoptive Birthday Party

Date: October 05 1955
Description: Children and adults gathered in front of the gorilla cages at the Washington Park Zoo to celebrate the fifth adoptive birthday party for Samson and Sambo....
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Children at Milwaukee County Zoo

Date: October 15 1955
Description: Children leaning against a fence at the fifth adoptive birthday party for Samson and Sambo at the Washington Park Zoo. Several of the children are drinkin...
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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.
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Before and After

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Description: A before and after depiction, perhaps a collage, where the "before" is a man wearing boxing gear, including a helmet and a jockstrap, and the "after" is a...
Print

A Southern Gorilla, (Guerilla)

Date: 1860
Description: Dressed in uniform with a Confederate hat, eyeglasses, and a belt with pistols and a sword, a gorilla stands with a rifle in his right hand and a knife is...
Poster

Garganua the Great

Date: 1938
Description: Gargantua the Gorilla roars as he holds a native African tribesman over his head using one arm. In the background the rest of the tribe, carrying shields a...
Photograph

Trailer with Gorilla Mural is Transferred to Rail

Date: 1975
Description: Color photo of a trailer with a gorilla painted on the back as it is loaded onto a railroad car by a gantry for shipment. The painting was part of one of s...
Photograph

Mr. Lambrigger's Chimpanzee

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Description: Chimpanzee dressed as a cowboy in hat, overalls, and bandanna, seated in a chair and smoking a cigarette. The animal also wears a gun in a holster, shoes,...
Photograph

Mr. Lambrigger's Chimpanzee

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Description: Chimpanzee dressed in a suit and sitting in a chair outdoors.
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Using Tact on Gisholt Sales Safari

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Description: Drawing depicting the Gisholt Sales Safari man using "Tact" to keep a gorilla happy. The man, who is sweating and holding something in his hand as an offer...
Print

"Love Never Forgives A Sin Against Itself"

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Description: Two-fold, printed card. One half is a photograph of one chimpanzee clinging tightly to another that has the face of Sid's superimposed on the body. This se...
Painting

Painting of a Gorilla Wrestling a Leopard

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Description: Theatrical scene depicting a gorilla standing on a small side stage holding up a top hat and looking towards an audience gathered in the foreground. Behind...
Drawing

Ape and Two Men

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Description: Satirical ink-on-paper cartoon about corporate culture. An ape is sitting on a chair tilted back in front of a desk, and writing with a pencil in its foot...
Photograph

Primate Sign at the Vilas Zoo

Date: October 27 2014
Description: A painted sign at the zoo featuring various primates with their arms spread out wide. Behind the sign are trees and a building.

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