|Found: Dancing Waters. The Fabulous and Amazing DANCING WATERS. As Featured at Tommy Bartlett's Water Thrill Show. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. D200 Photo by John A. Trumble. Published by DELLS PHOTO SERVICE, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Circa 1970s.|
Like so many pre-Internet era professional photographers, precious little is known about John A. Trumble whose theatrical color photographs document Wisconsin Dells on postcards. Decades after H. H. Bennett's romantic approach to capturing the Dells, Trumble's carefully crafted photographs used male and female models in "Indian" or touristy shorts outfits to accent rock formations and waterways circa 1970s. His colorful geometric Dancing Waters at Tommy Bartlett's Water Thrill Show postcard indicates a departure from earlier landscape adulation thus paving the way for the "Waterpark Capital of the World®" version of the Dells of today.