H. H. Bennett, Photographer; His American Landscape
Henry Hamilton Bennett came to Wisconsin from Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1857, at the age of 14. He fought in the Civil War, was wounded, and returned to Kilbourn City (now Wisconsin Dells) to pursue a new career in photography. The story of his life is one of peril, romance, failure, success and sorrow. This volume will contain a large variety of Bennett's photos -- of cityscapes, Wisconsin countryside (including the Apostle Islands, Waupaca's Chain o'Lakes, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Chicago) as well as the Minnehaha Falls and the St. Paul's Ice Carnival in Minnesota and his iconic images of the Dells.