Hawthorne at his desk, photograph by J.J. Mayall, May 19,1860

This photo was one of three portraits made in London by Mayall. This pose, selected by Hawthorne's friend, Francis Bennoch, is now known as the "Bennoch pose."
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA) close window
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD108