Zebras and Gnus – This is an actual photograph taken at a distance of about a mile with a telephoto lens, by the official photographer with the Roosevelt expedition. It shows the animals of the African uplands as they graze. The Athi plains are covered with herds of giraffes, zebras, ostriches, gnus, buffaloes, antelopes, wildebeestes. There are also golden and black jackels, wild dogs, and other animals that prey upon these. Many of these may be seen from the windows of trains on the Uganda railway. “Roosevelt Tour” Published by Arthur Capper, Topeka, Kansas. Copyrighted, 1909, by Arthur Capper, Topeka, Kansas.
Post marked Redford, Mich. Sep 20, 1910. Addressed to Mrs. Effie L[ee] Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.
“Dear Aunt, If nothing happens and it will be convenient for you, I am coming in Thursday (Sept. 21, 1910) night. How is Lee [Weaver, Effie’s son]? We are all fine and dandy. If I cannot come will let you know later. Mae [Mariam Mae Wright, daughter of Effie’s sister, Marietta Lee Wright].”
Then up the side of the card is written:
“Effie, I don’t think she will be in Thursday night. Friday night or Saturday morning. Now, perhaps.not there. She wants you to go to the farm [Esther Jenks Lee’s home] with her. Ettie [Marietta Lee Wright]”
Quick switch in plans before the card was even posted!