(#96) San Francisco, California. 1900. Swamiji was invited for lunch at the home of Charles Neilson. After lunch Swamiji stretched out on the lawn in the garden. Wishing to take Swamiji’s picture, Neilson requested him to pose. Swamiji was loath to get up but he did, clearly none too pleased. In the background is a vine-covered lattice.
Someone then said, “Oh Swami, please smile for us!” Swamiji did, when the second photograph (#97) was taken.