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An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Main street with horse and buggies.

Photograph

Elroy from a Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Elevated view abouve train of downtown Elroy.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of Cleopatra's Needle with trees all around the base. Text at top, "Cleopatra's Needle, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Date: 1911 

Description: View down Center Street. The caption on the image is incorrect. On the left are storefronts, including a millinery and stable. On the right, commercial bui...

Painting

Mill Bluff

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watercolor painting of Mill Bluff, now part of Mill Bluff State Park. Trees surround and grow upon the bluff.

Date: 1960-09-25 ca.

Description: A cemetery for pets near Highway 58. Each burial plot is marked with a small wooden cross. Additionally, several plots have accompanying makeshift tombston...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Dam on the Wisconsin River near Highway 21.

Photograph

Circus World Train

Date: 1972-07-05 

Description: View of local residents standing in the grass watching the Circus World Museum Train pass through Elroy and Union Center. The train, which did not normally...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of Cleopatra's Needle with trees all around the base. Text at top, "Cleopatra's Needle, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Photograph

Bird's Eye View

Date: 1913 

Description: Elevated view with a church in the foreground surrounded by dwellings.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: View across river of the Model Roller Mills, with the date 1884, with a railroad trestle is on the left. The mill wheel is turning.

Date: 1914 

Description: Group portrait of a number of soldiers, and a young boy, at Camp Douglas having a meal on an improvised table near a tree. One of the men has a dog on his...

Postcard

Target Bluff

Date: 1925-07-01 

Description: Black and white postcard of Target Bluff. Trees appear on top of the bluff and below. Railroad tracks are visible at the base. Text at foot, "Target Bluff,...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the William Wilcox house. The house is set in a field with trees to the right.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of G.E. Evans, a grower of cultivated cranberries from New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Includes an illustration by (A.?) R.R. Richards of people working...

Postcard

Castle Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of Castle Rock with trees all around the base. Text in upper right corner, "Castle Rock, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Photograph

Salter Gravemarker

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Salter marker between Necedah and New Lisbon, marks spot where some Indians killed a Mrs. George Salter on June 13, 1863. Mr. salter had a log tavern here...

Postcard

Chimney Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of Chimney Rock. Trees surround the base. Text at top, "Chimney Rock, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Photograph

Bird's Eye View

Date: 1913 

Description: A bird's eye view of the central business district. A river winding through the background. A building with a belfry in the foreground.

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