The photos below, arranged chronologically, represent different phases and relationships in Merrill’s life. They are reproduced courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), Amherst College, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale), and other sources. Let the cursor hover over an image, and it will magnify.

1900 – 1910's

Hellen Ingram as maid of honor in Tom Thumb wedding, Jacksonville, 1905.
Hellen Ingram as maid of honor in Tom Thumb wedding, Jacksonville, 1905.
Source: WUSTL
CEM in Air Force Uniform, 1917.
CEM in Air Force Uniform, 1917.
Source: Amherst

1920's

HIM portrait cameo, 1926.
Source: Yale
Emma Davis and baby JM source Yale
Emma Davis and baby JM.
Source: Yale
JM and CEM in Palm Beach, 1929.
JM and CEM in Palm Beach, 1929.
The Orchard, aerial view, 1926. Source: Yale
The Orchard, aerial view, 1926.
Source: Yale
The Orchard, Entrance Hall, c. 1926.
Photographer: Edwin Levick | Source: WUSTL
JM and HM, Brazilian Avenue, Palm Beach, 1929.
Source: WUSTL
JM, Charles, and Doris, The Orchard, 1928. Source: WUSTL
JM, Charles, and Doris, The Orchard, 1928.
Source: WUSTL
The Orchard, front drive, postcard, 1927.
Source: WUSTL

1930's

JM and roadster, c.1934.
JM and roadster, c.1934.
Source: WUSTL
JM and red setters, The Orchard, c. 1934.
Source: Yale
JM and Mis' Annie, The Orchard, c. 1934.
JM and Mis’ Annie, The Orchard, c. 1934.
Source: Yale
JM in Arizona, 1935.
Source: Yale
Matchbook souvenir from Robert and Doris Magowan's wedding, 1935.
Matchbook souvenir from Robert and Doris Magowan’s wedding, 1935.
Source: WUSTL
JM fishing in Florida, c. 1937.
JM fishing in Florida, c. 1937.
Source: Yale
JM in Knickerbocker Greys uniform, 1938.
JM in Knickerbocker Greys uniform, 1938.
Source: WUSTL
Carol Longone at the piano
Carol Longone at the piano
Source: WUSTL
JM with Ross Allen’s snake, Florida, 1938
Source: WUSTL
JM as Puck, Camp Duncan, VT, 1939
JM as Puck, Camp Duncan, VT, 1939
Source: WUSTL
JM and Tony Harwood, Lawrenceville School, 1938.
Source: WUSTL

1940's

Frederick Buechner at Lawrenceville School.
Frederick Buechner at Lawrenceville School.
Source: WUSTL
JM sketch of Tony Harwood, 1942
JM sketch of Tony Harwood, 1942
Source: WUSTL
Frederick Buechner, c. 1947.
Frederick Buechner, c. 1947.
Source: WUSTL
Charles Merrill and Jr, Palm Beach, 1945.
Charles Merrill and Jr, Palm Beach, 1945.
Source: WUSTL
JM in uniform with Greek inscription, 1945.
JM in uniform with Greek inscription, 1945.
Source: American College of Greece
JM and KF, Amherst, 1945.
JM and KF, Amherst, 1945.
Source: American College of Greece
JM wearing Keats's Life mask at Amherst
JM wearing Keats’s Life mask at Amherst
Photographer: Kimon Friar | Source: American College of Greece
Maya Deren still from Meshes of the Afternoon
Maya Deren still from Meshes of the Afternoon
Source: online
Selden James and Hans Lodeizen at the Proust Party, Amherst, 1947.
Selden James and Hans Lodeizen at the Proust Party, Amherst, 1947.
Photographer: Ray Daum | Source: WUSTL

1950's

Postcard of Poros, c. 1950.
Postcard of Poros, c. 1950.
Source: American College of Greece
JM and KF on Poros, 1950.
JM and KF on Poros, 1950.
Source: American College of Greece
Kimon Friar and Mitsou dancing, 1950.
Kimon Friar and Mitsou dancing, 1950.
Source: WUSTL
JM on Rhodes May, 1950.
JM on Rhodes May, 1950.
Photographer: Kimon Friar | Source: American College of Greece
Claude Frederick's house in Pawlet, VT., 1950.
Claude Frederick’s house in Pawlet, VT., 1950.
Source: Claude Fredericks Foundation
JM and CF on Mallorca, c. Christmas 1950.
JM and CF on Mallorca, c. Christmas 1950.
Source: WUSTL
CF in Venice, 1950.
CF in Venice, 1950.
Source: WUSTL
Claude Fredericks with mustache, 1951.
Claude Fredericks with mustache, 1951.
Source: WUSTL
JM and Robert Isaacson at the beach in Italy, 1952.
JM and Robert Isaacson at the beach in Italy, 1952.
Source: WUSTL
Gerald Brockhurst Portrait of Doris Magowan slashed, 1953.
Gerald Brockhurst Portrait of Doris Magowan slashed, 1953.
Source: Amherst
CEM with bust of CEM by Gitou Knoop, 1954.
CEM with bust of CEM by Gitou Knoop, 1954.
Source: WUSTL
HIP, ABI, and gen. Wiliam Plummer, early 1950s.
HIP, ABI, and gen. Wiliam Plummer, early 1950s.
Source: WUSTL
DJ, c. 1954.
DJ, c. 1954.
Source: WUSTL
DJ and family (mother Mary, father George, brother George) in Jackson driveway, Tarzana, 1955.
DJ and family (mother Mary, father George, brother George) in Jackson driveway, Tarzana, 1955.
Source: WUSTL
DJ and Sewelly Jackson, California, 1955.
DJ and Sewelly Jackson, California, 1955.
Source: Sewelly Jackson
Robin and Betty Magowan, 1958.
Robin and Betty Magowan, 1958.
Photographer: Pat Liveright | Source: WUSTL
JM, DJ, and Charles and Mary Merrill, c. 1957.
Source: WUSTL
JM and DJ in front of "Water Mill Landscape" by Larry Rivers, 1959.
JM and DJ in front of “Water Mill Landscape” by Larry Rivers, 1959.
Photographer: Rollie McKenna | Source: WUSTL
JM and DJ at the beach with Greek friends, c. 1959.
JM and DJ at the beach with Greek friends, c. 1959.
Source: WUSTL

1960's

DJ in drag, c. 1960.
DJ in drag, c. 1960.
Source: WUSTL
DR with archaic torso, rear facing, Athens, early 1960s.
DR with archaic torso, rear facing, Athens, early 1960s.
Source: WUSTL
Dr and JM at the beach in Greece, early 1960's.
Dr and JM at the beach in Greece, early 1960’s.
Source: Donald Richie
Howard Moss, c. 1960.
Howard Moss, c. 1960.
Source: WUSTL
Daryl Hine, early 1960's.
Daryl Hine, early 1960’s.
Source: WUSTL
Surly Temple, c. 1960
Surly Temple, c. 1960
Source: WUSTL
JM, DJ, and Grace Zaring Stone aboard the Queen Mary, 1962.
JM, DJ, and Grace Zaring Stone aboard the Queen Mary, 1962.
Source: WUSTL
Maria Mitsotaki, Sounion 2, c. 1962.
Maria Mitsotaki, Sounion 2, c. 1962.
Source: Nina Koutsadakis
Sketch of 44 Athinaion Efivon by DJ, 1964.
Sketch of 44 Athinaion Efivon by DJ, 1964.
Source: WUSTL
SM, parlor, Athinaion Efivon, 1964.
SM, parlor, Athinaion Efivon, 1964.
Source: WUSTL
JM and SM, Athens, 1964.
JM and SM, Athens, 1964.
Source: WUSTL
DJ and GL in Monemavassia, 1967.
DJ and GL in Monemavassia, 1967.
Source: WUSTL
JM and Strato and Dj and GL, Chania, 1966.
JM and Strato and Dj and GL, Chania, 1966.
Source: George Lazaretos
Chester Kallman and Yannis Boras, Athinaion Efivon, 1965
Chester Kallman and Yannis Boras, Athinaion Efivon, 1965
Source: WUSTL
Robin Magowan in Greece, c. 1965 (WUSTL)
Robin Magowan in Greece, c. 1965
Source: WUSTL
JM and DMc on Snow King Chairlift, 1968.
JM and DMc on Snow King Chairlift, 1968.
Source: WUSTL

1970's

18 West Eleventh St., 1970.
18 West Eleventh St., 1970.
Source: online
Tony Parigory, early 1970s.
Tony Parigory, early 1970s.
Source: WUSTL
Mona Van Duyn, early 1970s.
Mona Van Duyn, early 1970s.
Photograher: Herb Weitman | Source: WUSTL
Stephen Yenser, c. 1971.
Stephen Yenser, c. 1971.
Photographer: Tom Victor | Source: WUSTL
Richard Howard on the deck at 107 Water Street, 1973.
Richard Howard on the deck at 107 Water Street, 1973.
Source: WUSTL
JM and Sewelly on Water Street, c. 1972.
JM and Sewelly on Water Street, c. 1972.
Source: Sewelly Jackson
JM and DK in Greece, 1972.
JM and DK in Greece, 1972.
Source: WUSTL
DK, portrait.
DK, portrait.
Photographer: Tom Victor | Source: WUSTL
DJ, black and white portrait, c. 1975.
DJ, black and white portrait, c. 1975.
Photographer: Tom Victor | Source: WUSTL
DJ's pastel portrait of Manos Karastefanis, c. 1975.
DJ’s pastel portrait of Manos Karastefanis, c. 1975.
Source: WUSTL
JM and Manos Karastefanis on DJ's birthday, 1972.
JM and Manos Karastefanis on DJ’s birthday, 1972.
Source: WUSTL
Judith Moffett in Greece, 1977.
Judith Moffett in Greece, 1977.
Source: WUSTL
Ouija Board on Water Street, late 1970's.
Ouija Board on Water Street, late 1970’s.
Source: Knopf
George Cotzias, c. 1975.
George Cotzias, c. 1975.Source: WUSTL
Nelly Liambey on Santorini, 1979.
Nelly Liambey on Santorini, 1979. (Photographer JM | WUSTL)
James Merrill and Nelly Liambey, 1970s
JM and Nelly Liambey, 1970s (WUSTL)
Strato Mouflouzelis, Athens, 1979
Strato Mouflouzelis, Athens, 1979 (WUSTL)
702 Elizabeth Street Key West 1979
702 Elizabeth Street Key West 1979 (WUSTL)

1980's

James Merrill and David jackson in living room of 702 Elizabeth Street
JM and DJ in living room of 702 Elizabeth Street (Photographer Christopher Cox | WUSTL)
James Merrill at 702 Elizabeth Street, Key West, early 1980s
JM in Key West, photo of Elizabeth Bishop by Rollie McKenna behind him, early 1980s (WUSTL)
James Merrill and David jackson at the Ouija Board, Water Street, 1982
JM and DJ at the Ouija Board, Water Street, 1982 (Photographer Harry Pemberton)
JM and HIP on Water Street, c. 1980
JM and HIP on Water Street, c. 1980 (Photographer Kelly Wise | WUSTL)
Charles and Mary Merrill with their children and their children’s families on CM’s 60th birthday, 1980
Charles and Mary Merrill with their children and their children’s families on CM’s 60th birthday, 1980 (WUSTL)
Eleanor Perényi, visiting Mary McCarthy and James West (in background), Castine, ME. (WUSTL)
Eleanor Perényi, visiting Mary McCarthy and James West (in background), Castine, ME. (WUSTL)
Ed White in Venice, c. 1982
Ed White in Venice, c. 1982 (WUSTL)
SY, profile portrait photo, c. 1982
SY, profile portrait photo, c. 1982 (WUSTL)
Alfred Corn and J. D. McClatchy, Wells River, VT, 1983
Alfred Corn and J. D. McClatchy, Wells River, VT, 1983 (WUSTL)
. James Merrill, JDM, and Peter Tourville, 1983
. JM, JDM, and Peter Tourville, 1983 (JDM)
Peter Tourville in canoe on the Connecticut River, 1983
Peter Tourville in canoe on the Connecticut River, 1983 (WUSTL)
Peter Hooten in front of Elizabeth Bishop’s house, Key West, c. 1984
PH in front of Elizabeth Bishop’s house, Key West, c. 1984 (WUSTL)
Peter Hooten in Key West 1984
Peter Hooten in Key West 1984 (WUSTL)
Peter Hooten c. 1983.
Peter Hooten c. 1983. (WUSTL)
David jackson and Peter Hooten in Key West, c. 1984
DJ and PH in Key West, c. 1984 (WUSTL)
Richard and Charlee Wilbur, Key West, early 1980s
Richard and Charlee Wilbur, Key West, early 1980s (WUSTL)
The Magowans 1985
The Magowans 1985 (WUSTL)
Jim Boatwright and Lee Toy, Key West, c. 1984 (WUSTL)
Jim Boatwright and Lee Toy, Key West, c. 1984 (WUSTL)
James Merrill and PH in Key West, 1986
JM and PH in Key West, 1986 (WUSTL)
JM, PH, SY, and Mary Bomba, 1986
JM, PH, SY, and Mary Bomba, 1986 (WUSTL)
James Merrill among the cherry blossoms, Japan, 1986
JM among the cherry blossoms, Japan, 1986 (WUSTL)
James Merrill in Mao cap on the Great Wall, 1986
JM in Mao cap on the Great Wall, 1986 (WUSTL)
James Merrill and Peter Hooten in Hawaii, 1986
JM and PH in Hawaii, 1986 (Peter Hooten)
Peter Hooten in mask and party dress, New York, c. 1988
PH in mask and party dress, New York, c. 1988 (WUSTL)
James Merrill, publicity photo for “Voices of Sandover,” 1988
JM, publicity photo for “Voices of Sandover,” 1988 (Photographer William Ball | WUSTL)
SY and JDM in Key West, late 1980s
SY and JDM in Key West, late 1980s (WUSTL)
James Merrill and David jackson late 1980s
JM and DJ late 1980s (Sewelly Jackson)

1990's

James Merrill and HIP, c. 1990 (her 90th birthday)
JM and HIP, c. 1990 (her 90th birthday) (WUSTL)
Peter Hooten with Cosmo as puppy, c. 1991
PH with Cosmo as puppy, c. 1991 (WUSTL)
JM with Agha Shahid Ali, c. 1992 (WUSTL)
JM with Agha Shahid Ali, c. 1992 (WUSTL)
James Merrill swimming in Lakeville CT, 1994
JM swimming in Lakeville CT, 1994 (Photographer Peter Hooten)
James Merrill in bow tie, 1994
JM in bow tie, 1994 (online)
James Merrill in Olin Library, November 1994
JM in Olin Library, November 1994 (WUSTL)