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An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

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

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Ford in the Weeds

Date: 1962 

Description: Old Ford coupe in a farm setting.

Date: 1931 

Description: A man and his dog are on the lawn in front of a house. A wooden sign reads, "Cottage and Rooms for Rent." Another sign below advertises for "N.F. Sherman 2...

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Daniel Reynolds

Date: 1909 

Description: Daniel Reynolds, wearing a hat, suit coat, and vest with watch fob, sits in a bentwood chair in front of a large tree. There is a board sidewalk behind hi...

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Highcliff Cottage

Date: 1926-01 

Description: Highcliffe, a cottage with a large porch near the shore of Devil's Lake which was the meeting place of the Heart of the Hills Walking Club, founded by H.E....

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Carload of Radios

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Four men pose in front of a railroad car. Two of the men are shaking hands. A banner on the car advertises "A Carload of Majestic Radios for Gem City Oil C...

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Fourth Avenue

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a row of businesses on Fourth Avenue, including Warren Cafe, Wang's Rexall Drug Store, Wisconsin Power & Light, a restaurant, and a hotel.

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Rolling Pasture

Date: 1961-06 

Description: Rolling pasture hillside, late afternoon.

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Stone Hop House

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Stone Hop House, built by Dr. Taylor on section 27, Northeast corner of the Town of Greenfield.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Man sitting atop ridges of quartzite rock in the Baraboo Range.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A yellow mount stereograph of the railroad tracks skirting the edge of Devil's Lake, with several boats tied up alongside. From the stereograph series "The...

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Slide

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a water slide at Mirror Lake State Park. A woman rides down the slide into the lake, and a few people stand on the platform behind h...

Postcard

The Farm Kitchen

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of The Farm Kitchen — a motel and restaurant. Bushes and flowers are planted along the drive.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two images of ferries as printed on a postcard. The top image is the ferry "Colsac" on the Wisconsin River. The bottom image is simply described as an earl...

Date: 1922 

Description: View down center of street of a central business district. Automobiles are parked on the left, and businesses line both sides of the street. Several pedest...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Three boys pose in front of Hillside Home School near Spring Green.

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Enos L. Jones Farm

Date: 1903 

Description: View down hill of the Enos Lloyd Jones farm with Hillside Home School and Romeo and Juliet in the background.

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Pet Food Display

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A night view of a pet food display in a store window. In addition to commercial signs advertising Ken-L-Ration and Bird-E-Ration, a handwritten sign advert...

Postcard

The Wonder Spot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women hold hands while demonstrating the visual characteristics of the Wonder Spot.

Date: 1915 

Description: Colorized postcard view of a bridge over a dam on a river. Trees are along both banks.

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