|Born: Henry Hamilton Bennett |
|Dates: ||1843 - 1908|
|Born: ||Canada, QC, Farnham|
|Died: ||US, WI, Madison|
19th century American landscape photographer, producer of stereograph views, inventor, promoter and entrepreneur; known as the "man who made Wisconsin Dells famous". He worked from 1865 to 1908 building a new studio in 1875. The Studio is the oldest family operated studio in America (1865-1998) and one of the oldest continually operated studios in America.
In 1998 the family gave the Studio, additional property, and entire collection to the Wisconsin Historical Society and it was opened to the public in June 2000.
|Stereographs project |
Kilbourn City, WI, US
[6-0] *[Henry Hamilton Bennett] "Photographed
and Published by..."; Issued many series:
"Wayside Gems", "St. Paul Ice Carnival", "Devils
Lake & Vicinity", "Wanderings Among the Wonders
& Beauties of Wisconsin Scenery"; "In & About
the Dells of the Wisconsin River", "In a Camp of
Deer Hunters", "A Summer In Japan" (24 views
photog. by William Metcalf); "Milwaukee &
Vicinity", pub. by J.C. Iverson & Co.; "Among
the Bluffs & Scenery of the Upper Mississippi",
"Views along the line of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul R.R." B. 1/15/43, Farnham, P.Q.,
Can.; lived VT, came to WI 57 as carpenter;
served Union Army, wounded in hand, active GAR;
bought tintype studio from Leroy Gates 65 and
converted to photog.; active photog. most of
life; D. 1/1/08. Also worked in other formats;
catalog exists. Studio still in operation
(1994) by descendants and prints available from
original negs. SEE book, PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER,
Sara Rath, Tamarack Press, Madison, WI 1979.
Major collections of views & negs. at Bennett
studio; The Treadwell Collection; Larry Hess.
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
|Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.|
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