In a tragic twist of fate, Senator Schall -- whose blindness was the result of being shocked by an electric cigar lighter in 1907 -- died seven years after this picture was made, struck by a car while crossing the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
January 1928. "CANINE CHAPERONE. Senator Thomas D. Schall, blind solon from Minnesota, is now able to get around the Capitol without an attendant since his specially trained German police dog
has arrived to lead him around. The dog, 2 years old, has been specially trained for the purpose." 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection.
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