Benita (McGinnis) McCormick
(1889 – 1984)
Second of a two part series
|The caption, as written in Benita’s scrapbook,
reads, “Me and my dog in the play.”
Art Institute of Chicago, 1910.
It is hard to decide which of these photos is my favorite. Though I like the one with the outlandish dog on the leash, I think I prefer the picture of Hamlet as he contemplates the skull of Yorick. I saw that expression many times. It usually meant that Aunt Detty was not so much contemplating something, as that she had some creative idea that no one had as yet devised.
In case you missed it:
Part 1: Talented Tuesday: Much Ado about Benita
|Benita McGinnis as Hamlet, contemplating the skull
of Yorick. With Girls’ Life Class, Blackstone Hall,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1910.