Swami Vivekananda Standing


Vivekananda House

Vivekananda House
Chennai, India

Swamiji has inscribed this photo: “Thou art the father the lord the mother the husband and love Swami Vivekananda” Swamiji mentioned the Harrison photographs early on to Alasinga Perumal, particularly with reference to stimulating an interest in his work amongst some of his admirers in India, such as Ajit Singh, the Maharaja of Khetri, and His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore (Shri Chamarajendra Wadiyar). In a letter written to Alasinga from Chicago on November 2, 1893, he mentioned that he had sent one of these photos to the Maharaja of Khetri. Again on May 28, 1894, he wrote to Alasinga from Chicago: “As for the photographs, I have not them at present. I will ask for some to be sent over. In the meantime, you apply to the Maharaj of Khetri for some copies he has had printed from those I sent over to him.” Then again on July 11, 1894, he wrote to Alasinga: “I have sent a letter to H. H. of Mysore and some photographs. You must have got yours by this time. Present one to the Raja of Ramnad. Work on him as much as you can. Keep correspondence with Khetri and try to spread.” Swamiji also mentioned the Harrison photographs, often in a somewhat surly manner, in a number of his letters written to Mrs. George Hale, who seems to have handled Swamiji’s Harrison photo orders. In mid-July 1894, Swamiji wrote to Mrs. Hale from Fishkill Landing, New York: As to the photographs, the first time the Babies got a few copies, and the second time you brought a few copies; you know they are to give 50 copies in all. Sister Isabelle knows better than I. Swamiji makes this humorous remark about the Chicago pose (photo 20) and this photo (25) in a letter dated August 5, 1894, to Mrs. Hale written from Greenacre Inn, Eliot, Maine


  • Title: Swami Vivekananda Standing
  • Date Created: 1893
  • Location: Chicago
  • Subject Keywords: Swami Vivekananda, Swami vivekananda standing, Swami Vivekananda Chicago photo
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Rights: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Accession ID: Photograph 25

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