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H.H. Bennett, landscape photographer, inventor & promoter was "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous." Tour Bennett's 1875 photography studio; explore 6,000 ft of interactive exhibits. Experience the 3-D effect of Bennett's stereo photographs using handheld 19th century stereoscope and 21st century high resolution computer monitors. Learn how Bennett brought visitors to Kilbourn (now Wisconsin Dells). See how tourism grew in the Dells. Unique gift shop with handmade Bennett prints. A great family experience! Located in the center of downtown Dells.
In 1875, H.H. Bennett, a Civil War veteran, returned to his hometown of Wisconsin Dells and opened a photography studio. His images of the Wisconsin River and towering sandstone bluffs were used in early promotional pieces that helped draw attention to the scenery and bring visitors to the area. Considered among the finest landscape photographers in the country, he revolutionized the photography world with his 1888 invention of the stop-action camera shutter. His original studio, with gallery of photos, still stands today on Broadway and is believed to be the oldest in the Dells.
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