People who were senior to the Swami that he knew and admired

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Keshab Chandra Sen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trailinga Swami

 

 

 

Indian friends and admirers of Swami VIvekananda

G. G. Narasimhachariar

 

Western Friends and Admirers of Swami Vivekananda

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Kate Sanborn [met 1893]

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John Henry Wright [met 1893]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Hale

 

 

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George Hale

 

Mary Hale
Mary Hale [met 1893]
Harriet McKindley
Harriet McKindley  [met 1893]
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Hale sisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Lyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Lyon

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Dr. John Henry Barrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Bonney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Monroe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florence Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Potter Palmer

 

 

 

Mrs. Frances Bagley

Frances Bagley [stayed at her house 1894]

 

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Robert Ingersol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Hugh Reginald Haweis

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Annie Besant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Francis W. Breed

Emma Calve

Emma Calve

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Emma Calve
Jules Bois
Jules Bois

Alasinga Perumal

 

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Western Disciples of Swami Vivekananda

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Henrietta Muller (1893)

 

Leon Landsberg/Swami Kripananda

 

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Marie Louise/Swami Abhayananda

 

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Sarah Bull/ Mrs. Ole Bull; Photo by Ralph Bartlett

 

Josephine MacLeod [met Jan. 1895]
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Edward Toronto Sturdy (1902) [met 1895]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sister Nivedita/Margaret Noble (met Nov. 1895]

 

Captain Harry Sevier

 

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Charlotte Sevier

 

J. J. Goodwin [Met Dec. 1895]

 

 

Swami Vivekananda gives advice

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The following quotes of Swami Vivekananda are listed under the category of exhortations, but perhaps are of a more general nature as ‘advice to be followed in life.’

1.

The heart is the river of your life; the head is the bridge over the river — always follow your heart.

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Don’t fight your faults; fill yourself with something else; then they will drop off, not being nourished.

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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

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You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
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Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.

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We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?

India 1886 – 1893

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Narendra in Calcutta 1885(?)

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Narendra Cossipore 1886

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Narendra Calcutta 1886

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The Death Pictures of Sri Ramakrishna.

There appears to be two, possibly three or more pictures taken.

Narendra is pointed out below for reference.

If you observe the position of the man to the right in the picture below (Devendranath Majumdar) you will the difference in the pictures.

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Also observe the position of the head of Sri Ramakrishna in the second and third pictures.

In one Sri Ramakrishna’s head is facing the disciples, in the other his head is facing the camera.

#1 Sri Ramakrishna’s head facing Narendra; Mazumdar facing camera.

#2 Sri Ramakrishna facing camera, Mazumdar facing camera.

#3 Sri Ramakrishna facing Narendra. Mazumdar facing Sri Ramakrishna.

#4 Sri Ramakrishna facing camera. Mazumdar facing Sri Ramakrishna.

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The above four photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, Narendra and other devotees and disciples of Sri Ramakrishna was taken at Cossipore, on August 16, 1886.

Photos were taken at the request of Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar, Sri Ramakrishna’s physician. The group is posed standing before the body of Ramakrishna, prior to the cremation.

Photo taken by the Bengal Photographers Studio.

 

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Close up Narendra from the group photo above.

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Baranagore Math Jan. 30, 1887:

The next two photos appear to be the same photo. The first as it was actually taken and the second photo retouched for publication (with robes added to properly cover the bodies of the monks).

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This image was taken on 30 January 1887 In Baranagar Math, Kolkata. Photographer is unknown.

As identified by Swami Trigunatitananda (see handwriting above):

Standing l-r: Swami Shivananda, Swami Ramakrishnananda, Swami Vivekananda, ‘our cook’ Randhuni (some publications identified this person as Swami Premananda), Devendranath Majumdar, Mahendranath Gupta {M} , Swami Trigunatitananda, H. Mustafi.

Seated l-r: Swami Niranjanananda, Swami Saradananda, Hootka ‘Gopal’ (some identified him as Swami Brahmananda), Swami Abhedananda

 

 

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Close up from the previous photo

 

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Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

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This picture and the next are possibly the same photo with two different back- drops. If so, probably the outdoor background was added later to give an image of the classic wandering monk, and the next photo is the original.

Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

 

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This picture and the previous are possibly the same photo with two different back- drops. If so, probably this is the original, and the previous photo, with outdoor background was added later to give an image of the classic wandering monk.

Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

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Belguam, October (28th?)1892.

This photo is believed to be taken at the urging of Haripada Mitra. The date of the photo is, based on Mitra’s recollection, October 28, 1892. When Vivekananda’s brother Mahendranath Datta saw this photo he observed that, judging by his appearance, his brother’s health had improved from the last time he had seen him — more than two years before.

The photograph is believed to have been taken by Govinda Shrinivas Welling.

 

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Trivandrum, December, 1892 .

Photo taken by Prince Martanda Varma of Travancore.

The Swami paid a visit to Prince Martanda Varma, then under the tuition of K. Sundarama Iyer and studying for the M.A. Degree…Iyer accompanied the Swami and was present at the conversation between him and the Prince. The Swami mentioned his visits to various native princes and courts during his travels. This interested the Prince who interrogated him regarding his impressions. The Swami told him that, of all the Hindu ruling princes he had met, he had been most impressed with H.H. the Gaekwar of Baroda, and greatly admired the high qualities of the small Rajput Chief of Khetri, and that, as he came south, he found a growing deterioration in the character and capacity of Indian princes and chiefs.

The Prince asked if he had seen his uncle, the ruler of Travancore. The Swami had not.
The Prince inquired regarding his impression of the Maharaja of the Mysore State , whose guest the Swami had been for several days. The gist of the Swami’s view was that the Maharaja, like many other Indian rulers, could not or would not assert himself, and that had produced undesirable results.

The Prince inquired regarding his impression of the Maharaja of the Mysore State , whose guest the Swami had been for several days. The gist of the Swami’s view was that the Maharaja, like many other Indian rulers, could not or would not assert himself, and that had produced undesirable results.
The Prince was struck with the Swami’s striking figure and attractive features; and, being an amateur photographer, asked the Swami for a sitting and took a fine photograph which he skillfully developed into a picture and sent as an exhibit to the Fine Arts Exhibition held in the Madras Museum .

 

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Location and date of this photo is unknown. It has been most often given as Madras, 1893. However, it is possible that it was taken as early as 1891, and may have been in Jaipur. This photo is the most well known photo of the Swami as a wandering monk.

 

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Location and date of this photo is unknown. It has been most often given as Madras, 1893. However, it is possible that it was taken as early as 1891, and may have been in Jaipur.

This and the previous photo of the Swami, as a wandering monk, are the last known pictures taken of him before he left for America. These are the last images of the obscure wanderer. Within a few months he became internationally known through his appearance at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Illinois.

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America 1893-1895

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Chicago September 1893 . This is the picture from which the famous poster of ‘Vive Kananda, the Hindoo Monk’ was made and which was most likely circulated at the World’s Fair during the Parliament of Religions (September 11- 27, 1893).

The writing on the left is in Vivekananda’s handwriting: ‘one infinite pure and holy – beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee’. Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago September 1893 . The famous poster ‘Swami Vive Kananda, the Hindoo Monk of India’ which was circulated at the World’s Fair during the Parliament of Religions (September 11- 27, 1893). Made by Goes Lithographics, Chicago, 1893.

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Chicago September 1893. Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago, September 1893.

Inscription: ‘Thou art the father the lord the mother the husband and love ‘. Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago, September 1893 with other Indian delegates of the Parliament.

Left to right: Narasimha Charya, Laxmi Narayan, Swami Vivekananda, H. Dharmapala, Virchand Gandhi.

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Chicago, September, 1893. On the platform, ( l-r) Virchand Gandhi, Dharmapala, Swami Vivekananda, at the Parliament of Religions.

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Chicago, September 1893

Cropped from the previous photo

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Chicago, September, 1893

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Chicago, September, 1893

Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago, September, 1893

Inscription in English, ‘Virtue is the only friend that follows us beyond the grave. Everything else ends with death.’ Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago, September, 1893

Inscription: ‘Thou art the only treasure in this world’. Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison.

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Chicago, September, 1893

Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison. Inscription in Swami Vivekananda’s hand (English), ‘equality in all beings this is the sign of the free’

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Chicago, September, 1893

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Chicago, September, 1893

Swami Vivekananda (seated) Nara Sima aka Narasimhacharya (standing)

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America (possibly 1893)

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894

Cropped from a group photo (see next photo)

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894

Ralph Waldo Trine ( standing ) wearing cowboy hat.

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894

Cropped from a group photo (see next photo)

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894

Swami Vivekananda, Sarah Farmer (seated to his left), Charles Malloy (standing with walking stick)

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894
From left to right: Swami Vivekananda, Sarah J. Farmer, M. H. Gulesian, and Dr. Edward Everett Hale. Photograph by Cora Stockham.
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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894

Cropped from a group photo (see previous photo)

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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894
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Greenacre, Maine, August, 1894
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Chicago, 1894.

Photograph taken by E.B. Snow. Inscription: ‘When in search of knowledge or prosperity think that you would never have death or disease and when worshipping God think that death’s hand is in your hair.’

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New York, 1895

Taken at Prince studio, 31 Union Square, New York.

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New York, 1895

Believed to be taken at Prince Studio, 31 Union Square, New York.

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New York, 1895

Believed to be taken at Prince Studio, 31 Union Square, New York.

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New York, April 6, 1895.

Later published in Cheiro’s Language of the Hand; by Trans Atlantic Publishing Company, New York, 1895.

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Thousand Island Park, July (August ? ) 1895

The original print of this photo bears the name of the studio, Lamson & Van Camp , 1000 Island Park, New York.

Photo possibly taken at Thousand Island Park Studio.

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Thousand Island Park, July (August ? ) 1895

Possibly taken at Thousand Island Park Studio.

England 1895-1896

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This photo and the next five photos were taken in London in 1895

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This picture possibly taken by Walery photographers, Regent Street, London, October (?), 1895

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This picture possibly taken by Walery photographers, Regent Street, London, October (?), 1895

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This picture possibly taken by Walery photographers, Regent Street, London, October (?), 1895

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This picture possibly taken by Walery photographers, Regent Street, London, October (?), 1895

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This picture possibly taken by Walery photographers, Regent Street, London, October (?), 1895

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London 1896

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis.

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This photo was taken in London in December 1896 by Alfred Ellis. To date, this photo of Swami Vivekananda is one of, if not the best known. It is used in many of the shrines of the order, alongside the photos of Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi. It is the only known photo of Vivekananda assuming a meditation pose.

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Cropped version of the famous photo of Swami Vivekananda in the meditation pose. (See previous photo).

 

India 1897-1899

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“Personally, I yearn to be able to look with Miss Muller’s eyes and think that he could fail, and then be faithful. If he were a common man, or nearer it, unloved, obscure or hated, one’s love might be worth something; as it is it is a little thing to worship him for whom the very stars must fight. For that room and chair where he is throned seems to me the very centre of the universe – and so you see Yum dear, it is as if we loved one who was rich. Imagine GOD against him – and conceive the joy of standing by him then!”
Sister Nivedita on Swami Vivekananda (in a letter to Josephine MacLeod Aug. 17 1899)

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Closeup of Swami Vivekananda from the group picture of he, Mrs. Bull, Miss MacLeod and Sister Nivedita.

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Vivekananda on a houseboat in Kashmir, 1898. His life with the three western women – Mrs. Bull, Miss MacCleod and Sister Nivedita, at this time, living on houseboats, is described in Sister Nivedita’s “Notes of Some Wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda.”

Under the boat canopy (l-r): Josephine MacCleod, Swami Vivekananda, Mrs. Ole Bull and Sister Nivedita

An extract from Notes of Some Wanderings by Sister Nivedita: “Amongst his own, the ignorant loved him as much as scholars and statesmen. The boatmen watched the river, in his absence, for his return, and servants disputed with guests to do him service. And through it all, the veil of playfulness was never dropped.”

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Woman on left looks like Josephine MacLeod, Swami Vivekananda, Mrs. Bull. Woman on far right needs to be identified. Mrs. Patterson? Sister Nivedita?

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Possibly taken in Kashmir, 1898.

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Possibly taken in Kashmir, 1898.

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America 1899 – 1900

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Probably taken at Ridgely Manor, mid-October 1899. Photographed by Ralph S. Bartlett.

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Sititng: Swami Vivekananda, Alberta Sturges, (obscured) Besse Leggett, Josephine MacCleod, ?.

Standing: Turiyananda, Abedananda.

This photograph was taken sometime between September 8th and 18th, 1899.

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At Ridgely Manor 1899

Standing l-r: Swami Vivekananda, Swami Turiyananda, Swami Abhedananda.

Sitting: Josephine MacCleod, Besse Sturges, ? .

Seated Below: Alberta Sturges.

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Ridgely Manor. Vivekananda and Mrs Ole (Sara Chapman) Bull. 1899

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South Pasadena, California, January, 1900. Taken in front of the Mead house, Monterey road, South Pasadena, where Vivekananda stayed in January 1900. Carrie (Mead) Wyckoff standing on porch.

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Believed to be taken on Monterey Road, South Pasadena, California, January 1900.

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Picnic South Pasadena, January, 1900

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Picnic South Pasadena, January, 1900

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Picnic, South Pasadena, California, 1900

Seaeted L-r: ? , ? , Mrs. Bruce, Swami Vivekananda, Alice Hansbrough, ?

Standing: Carrie Wyckoff.

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Picnic, South Pasadena, California, 1900

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Mt. Lowe California, January, 1900

Vivekananda second row, 4th from left. Most likely to have been taken on January 13th, 1900

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San Francisco, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, in 1900.

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San Francisco, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, in 1900.

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San Francisco, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, in 1900.

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San Francisco, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, in 1900.

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San Francisco, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, prior to March 18th, 1900, when it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Oakland, California, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, prior to March 18th, 1900.

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Oakland, California, 1900

Taken in San Francisco, at Bushnell Studio, prior to March 18th, 1900.

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California, 1900.

Possibly taken in California in 1900 .

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California, 1900.

Probably taken in California in 1900.

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Alameda, California, April 1900.

Taken by Charles Neilson at his summer house.

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Swami Vivekananda, Alameda, California, April 1900 .

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