Lloyd Edmonds, with some of his squadron, and Langston Hughes
Left to right: Stanley Salatino, Ralph Fasanella, James [Jim] Walker Benét, Langston Hughes (in beret), David [Dave] Thompson, Sol Newman, Rudolph [Rudy] Valuch, Lloyd Edmonds. All were American with the exception of Lloyd Edmonds. Inscribed on verso by Lloyd Edmonds: 'In this group [damaged] Negro poet , - who [damaged] his poetry- name Langston Hughes, two American Italians, one Jewish American, one German and two Nordic Americans plus one Australian. All (except the poet who was a guest of honor) are my best mates and very decent chaps all of them. I'm very proud of the trousers- Lloyd'
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