Lennie's diary entries continue.
Friday, March 4, 1898
Band plaid for senior class.
Went to show.
Saturday, March 5 1898
Got dog house for Sport.
Went to show.
Rained a little bit in the morning.
Sunday, March 6, 1898
Took Sport's picture.
Went to Sunday School with the girls. (Lennie and his friend have gone to Sunday School with their girls.)
Monday, March 7, 1898
Developed Sport's picture.
It was fine.
Went to band practice.
Aha! Here we have proof that Lennie not only took many of his own photographs but developed them as well. Now I'm curious as to what kind of a dark room setup he had. Intriguing.
There are at least five photos of Sport in Lennie's little pocket size photo album. I'm sorry about the quality...it's pretty poor, even with photo enhancement software.
I like that Sport. He looks like a patient sort of dog! Eager to please! You can click here to see him in shirt collar, tie, and top hat.
By the way, President William McKinley has been in office one year. In his inaugural address a year ago March 4, he noted, "Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers, who has so singularly favored the American people in every national trial, and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps."
Three and a half years later, McKinley will be shot by an assassin and will die eight days after.