Saturday, December 26, 2015

The fact is that we don't have any intact images of the grown-up Lee except this one from Robert Oswald's book.

That's all we've got. There's nothing else. I'm going to have more to say about this, but first I want to repost something that I wrote in April concerning the date of this picture. Robert Oswald lied. He said it was from February 1958, but Oswald was still in the Far East then. In fact, he was in the Philippines or in route to the Philippines. Remember, that Oswald NEVER came home on leave while he was in the Far East. He went and he stayed until it was time to come back. He never took leave back in the States. Therefore, there is NO CHANCE that Robert Oswald was right about that date. Here's the post from April. Read it again. It won't kill you.

Bingo! That's it! I've got it! Now I know what happened. The February is right. His clothes look right; he's got three layers on; a shirt, a sweater, and a jacket. It looks like wintertime in Texas. What's wrong is the year. It wasn't 1958. Look:

We know when the passport photo was taken: September 1959. We know that from this:

September 4, 1959: LHO applies for a passport.

September 10, 1959: The passport is issued.

When you apply for a passport, they don't ask you to bring a picture; they take your picture. There are exact specifications for the picture. I have applied for a passport, and I have had it renewed. So, that must be an image of Lee from September 1959. 

But, compare the faces. He looks boyish on the left compared to the right. He definitely looks younger on the left. And doesn't his hairline seem to be receded on the right compared to the left? He definitely looks older on the right. 

It couldn't be February 1960 because that would only have been a few months later, and it's clear that more time passed than that. He looks older than that. People don't age that much in just a few months. 

So, that squirrel-hunting picture must have been taken either in February 1961 or February 1962 at which times Harvey was in Russia. 

So, now it's just a matter of deciding: how much older does he look on the right compared to the left?

Judging by the aging that I'm seeing, I would say more likely February 1962 because that would be about 2 1/2 years difference, which looks about right.  But, it's either one or the other: February 1961 or February 1962.  If it was February 1962, that would make him 22 1/2 on the right and a month shy of 20 on the left. That works.  

Robert Oswald had to lie because he couldn't admit that the picture was taken while his "brother" was in Russia. 

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