I believe this was among many photos from a shoot done in 1968 or 1969, when John was visiting many schools and doing lectures and workshops.
An oft-used photo used to promote John’s first book, How Children Fail.
John Holt and George Dennison
John Holt and George Dennison are speaking outdoors to a crowd of young people, April 1970.
Holt Speaking at Evergreen State College
I’m guessing this is from the mid-sixties based on John’s appearance. He spoke at Evergreen a couple of times during his career.
Refusing an Honorary Degree from Wesleyan University
The caption on the original Associated Press newspaper photo of John Holt reads:
June 11, 1970
REFUSES HONORARY DEGREE –
Author John Holt, critic of modern education, refused to accept an
honorary degree as he spoke recently at Wesleyan University,
saying that colleges are among “the chief enslaving
institutions” in America.
John Holt, 1970s.
I’m not sure where or when this was taken, but it was in a group of photos from the 1970s.
John Holt seated with a child.
The family and child are unknown, but John held onto this nice photo. From the late 70s or early 80s.
The Never Too Late Quartet
John's quartet rehearsal, around 1979.
Holt Associates Growing Without Schooling
John standing before the door of 308 Boylston Street, where he launched Growing Without Schooling magazine in 1977.
John with the Wallace Family
John Holt, standing.
From left to right: Bob Wallace (kneeling), Ishmael Wallace, Vita Wallace, Nancy Wallace.
John at work, 729 Boylston Street
Holt's beloved Olivetti word processor is in the foreground
Holt Associates, 1980
Donna Richoux, editor of Growing Without Schooling, Peggy Durkee, business manager, and John Holt.
Cellist John Holt
John is playing his traveling cello, a Travielo, in this photo.
Holt at a party, early 1980s.
I think this was taken at a party with at a Boston homeschooler’s house.
Publicity shot of Holt, 1983
From a photo shoot for the revised versions of How Children Learn and How Children Fail .
That's a big violin . . .
John goofing around at the Maher's home, in Wakefield, MA around 1982.