Ernest Hemingway with his son John, 1926

Ernest Hemingway with his son John, 1926

Ernest Hemingway with his son John, 1926

Ernest Hemingway carrying his son John, nicknamed "Bumby," on his shoulders, at a beach in the south of France. Hemingway enclosed the snapshot in a July 24, 1926 letter to his father. The letter and photo are in the collection of Hemingway family letters that Penn State's Special Collections Library acquired in 2008 from Hemingway’s nephew, Ernest H. Mainland.

IMAGE: Reproduced with the permission of the Special Collections Library, Penn State Libraries