The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger’s centennial year with an exhibit he likely would have loathed: a display of previously unseen photos of the famously reclusive author.
Salinger, who was born January 1, 1919, and died in 2010, spent the last nearly six decades of his life far from the public eye in Cornish, New Hampshire. The photos unveiled Tuesday were taken by famed German photographer Lotte Jacobi for the book jacket of Salinger’s 1951 novel “Catcher in the Rye,” but he requested the picture be removed from the book after the first printing so he wouldn’t be recognized.
The collection of 17 images essentially doubles the number of known public photos of J.D. Salinger, said Thomas Payne, associate professor of English at the university. See the photos that will be part of the exhibit by clicking the link below.