Original photograph of Norman Mailer talking with Columbia University students, 1969

N.p. N.p., 1969. Vintage photograph of Norman Mailer talking with a group of Columbia University students during his run for mayor of New York in 1969.

Contemporary typescript snipe affixed to the verso, along with stamps of Houston Chronicle Library, and later date stamps for Sun October 28, 1979 and Mon October 29, 1979.

Mailer unsuccessfully ran in the Democratic Party primary for mayor of New York City in 1968, purportedly at the suggestion of Gloria Steinem and his friend Noel Parmentel. Although Mailer took stance on a wide variety of issues, his campaign focused heavily on the creation of a 51st state through New York City secession.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.


[Book #156697]