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An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

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

Date: 1911-08-15 

Description: Dam site on the Wisconsin river, looking southwest along the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle. The coffer dam and two pile drivers are also visible...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Looking west across the Black Hawk War battlefield at Wisconsin Heights.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young woman poses reclining and reading a magazine. She wears a bangled costume, tights, and dance slippers.

Postcard

High School

Date: 1909 

Description: Colorized postcard view of the high school.

Date: 1946 

Description: View of the Al. Ringling Theatre from across 4th Street. Neighboring businesses include Pointon Appliance, and an antique shop. Several cars are parked alo...

Photograph

Badger Ordnance

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the "powder storage area" of the Badger Ordnance Plant.

Date:  

Description: View of the Cliff House on the lake, with pine trees surrounding the property, and a cliff behind the building.

Photograph

The Gem Theatre

Date: 1916 

Description: Exterior view of entrance with displays of coming attractions and advertisements.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the Turk's Head, a formation in Devil's Lake State Park. Foliage is visible in the foreground. The lake, trees, bluffs and sky appear...

Date: 1927 

Description: A man stands on a wooden dock near a tour boat. The sign on top of the boat advertises "Summer Homesites."

Date: 1911 

Description: Newly constructed office building at construction site, with buggy in attached shed.

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Sauk City.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Awnings shade the windows of the three-story stone Richardsonian Romanesque style residence of Al. Ringling.

Photograph

Gas Station

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A highly detailed, brick, storybook style Pennsylvania Oil Co. gas station with a slate roof. There is a large chimney on the left and several gas pumps. M...

Photograph

Shoemaker

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A shoemaker in striped work jacket and a tie works on a machine in his shop.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Six young women posed among the rocks at Devil's Lake.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across river of Woolens Mill.

Photograph

Astor House

Date: 1925 

Description: The Astor House hotel, with an automobile parked under trees on the left, and a large billboard for Wrigley's Spearmint gum on the right.

Photograph

Lock at Power Dam

Date: 1914-03-11 

Description: Looking upstream (north) through the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. The power house is on the left. The flow of the river has been diverted through the...

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