Pages 24 and 25
Walter’s dog gets a two page spread. There’s an old family story that at one point Walter’s group was sent on a train somewhere and they were unable to take the dog with them. They said goodbye to the dog and left it at the train station. Sometime after they set up camp- as much as a hundred miles away -the dog reappeared, paws bloody from running on its journey.
This spread shows how much they loved this dog. It’s easy to forget the process involved with taking and printing these photos because Walter took so many of them, but here’s a couple dozen devoted just to the dog. The soldiers loved playing with him too, and he appears several times throughout the album. I love the shot with the captain’s hat and someone shaking his paw.