Nabokovs at Holderness School

Submitted by matthew_roth on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:16

I grew up not too far from The Holderness School, in New Hampshire, where Dmitri attended in the late 40s and early 50s. One of my grade school classmates is now the editor of the school's alumni magazine and shared with me this photo and amusing caption, which first appeared in the school's 1951 yearbook, The Dial. Nabokovs at Holderness School

The photo is not of Dmitri at 17, as he would have been in 1951, or of VN at 52. Possibly 1959, at the Mondadori launch of Lolita, or later?

Brian is right. I checked and the photo is from 1961 (Getty Images). It was printed in the Holderness School alumni magazine with the quote from the Dial and I mistakenly assumed the picture was from same (though VN’s age in the picture should have tipped me off). Thanks for the clarification.