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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Peter Orlovsky & Jack Kerouac squinting in late-afternoon sun, Wm. S. Burroughs with / eyeglasses watching prone in olive-green army-surplus jacket, Moroccan boys interested, port / & custom-house in background, where Peter & I docked on Yugoslave freighter from N.Y. / carrying mss. _Naked Lunch_ letters, four years accumulated. Jack speed-typed Burroughs' / _Interzone_ word-hoard, his own _On The Road_ just published, Peter readying to write his "Frist Poem". Jack left Tanger [sic] for Paris about a week later, April 5, 1957. / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in pencil: # 27 VE; lower right, stamp in black ink with graphite addition: PHOTO INFORMATION: / YEAR 4-1-57 / LOCATION TANGIER / IMAGE # 684 / SLEEVE # 49 / PRINTED BY SID KAPLAN / NOTE; by artist's hand, lower right in graphite: Captioned & signed / 9/26/96 / Allen Ginsberg; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-301; bottom right in graphite: GDC-614 AGI96 42

Provenance

Gary S. Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2010.