Carl Van Vechten / U.S. Library of Congress
A photo of the author Gore Vidal as a young man, looking to his left.
This photo was taken on November 14, 1948. Vidal was born in October of 1925, so he was 23 when this shot was taken. He was already a success: his book The City and the Pillar was published the same year.
The photo is part of the Carl Van Vechten collection at the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. (LC-USZ62-94219)