Heroic portrait of Jack Kerouac with R. R. Brakeman’s manual in pocket, fire-escape 206 East 7th Street N.Y., he’d completed On the Road, Visions of Cody & other books by then, began adventures of The Subterraneans, Fall 1953 – visiting W.S. Burroughs in my Lower East Side apartment.
From Tom Hopke, Marketing Associate at HarperCollins:
I have kept this photo with me through most of my life. It’s a portrait of Jack Kerouac taken by Allen Ginsberg. My copy traveled with me from my high school locker, to my college dorm room, to my first apartment, to my office now at HarperCollins. Being here at Harper (who now publishes Howl), and living just three blocks from the location of the photo, I feel even more connected to it. I hope you will appreciate it, too.