This photograph illustrated the cover of the 1970 paperback edition of Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac, a collection of short stories and sketches. Kerouac and Frank first met in 1957 on a New York sidewalk, and would go on to significantly influence each other's work. Kerouac wrote the introduction for the 1959 publication of Frank's groundbreaking photobook The Americans (1958). The two later collaborated on Frank’s first film Pull My Daisy, adapted from a play by Kerouac. More recently, this image appeared in the liner notes for The Jack Kerouac Collection, a spoken word album that was issued in 1990.