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H.H. Bennett, Photographer: His American Landscape

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H.H. Bennett once said, "my energies for near a lifetime have been used almost entirely to win such prominence as I could in outdoor photography." Learn more that prominence in this H.H. Bennett biography by Sara Rath. Details below.
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Despite personal challenges—a crippling Civil War injury, the death of his first wife, and continual financial worries—Bennett produced an extensive portfolio that captures the midwestern culture of his time. He accepted commissions in the 1890s to document Chicago’s modern skyscrapers, grand residences of Milwaukee’s entrepreneurs and sailing ships in its harbor, enormous scenic panoramas along the routes of Wisconsin railroads, and sparkling ice palaces lit by fireworks at the St. Paul Winter Carnival.


This engaging biography of H. H. Bennett written by Sara Rath tells his life story, illustrated throughout with his remarkable photographs, some of them rarely viewed before. It draws on the photographer’s own letters and journals, along with other family documents, to portray the sweep of his career and personal life. An important figure in the history of photography, he also contributed to the growth of American tourism: his nationally distributed stereoscopic views of Dells rock formations and his portraits of local Ho-Chunk Indians played a significant role in creating the Wisconsin Dells as the popular tourist destination it is today.


Study up for a future trip to H.H. Bennett Museum & Studios with this biography! Few in stock, get your's today!

Despite personal challenges—a crippling Civil War injury, the death of his first wife, and continual financial worries—Bennett produced an extensive portfolio that captures the midwestern culture of his time. He accepted commissions in the 1890s to document Chicago’s modern skyscrapers, grand residences of Milwaukee’s entrepreneurs and sailing ships in its harbor, enormous scenic panoramas along the routes of Wisconsin railroads, and sparkling ice palaces lit by fireworks at the St. Paul Winter Carnival.


This engaging biography of H. H. Bennett written by Sara Rath tells his life story, illustrated throughout with his remarkable photographs, some of them rarely viewed before. It draws on the photographer’s own letters and journals, along with other family documents, to portray the sweep of his career and personal life. An important figure in the history of photography, he also contributed to the growth of American tourism: his nationally distributed stereoscopic views of Dells rock formations and his portraits of local Ho-Chunk Indians played a significant role in creating the Wisconsin Dells as the popular tourist destination it is today.


Study up for a future trip to H.H. Bennett Museum & Studios with this biography! Few in stock, get your's today!

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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

9780299237042

Publication Year2010
Page Count272
Illustrations
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size10 x 8 inches
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

9780299237042

Publication Year2010
Page Count272
Illustrations
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size10 x 8 inches
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