Lotte Jacobi / Little, Brown & Co.

Author J.D. Salinger in 1950

This photo of author J. D. Salinger was used as an author portrait on the dust jacket of first editions of his 1950 book The Catcher in the Rye. The publicity-shy Salinger had the photo removed from later editions. The photo was taken by Lotte Jacobi in New York City in 1950, and is presented here via Wikimedia Commons.

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