Lonely no more

Jack Kerouac's favorite photo from Robert Frank's seminal photography collection The Americans was the one of the "lonely elevator girl". He noted as much in his introduction for the book, asking "That little ole lonely elevator girl looking up sighing in an elevator full of blurred demons, what's her name and address?"

Well, years later, through a twist of fate, she has been found.

So now, 54 years after Frank snapped a shot that would leave a great American poet yearning, I can finally bring it all full circle and tweet:

@kerouac: name is Sharon, Pacific Heights, and no longer lonely. Adios, King.

(via Design Observer)