American author and educator Ralph Ellison sits at a typewriter on a... News PhotoAdult,Adults Only,African Ethnicity,Arms Crossed,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Author,Award,Black And White,Casual Clothing,Europe,Hair Loss,Human Interest,Italy,Literature,One Man Only,One Person,People,Photograph,Ralph Ellison,Rome - Italy,Sitting,TIMEINCOWN,Teaching,Typewriter,USA,Vertical,Waist Up,WristwatchPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time & Life PicturesAmerican author and educator Ralph Ellison (1913 - 1994) sits at a typewriter on a porch while at the American Academy on a Rome Fellowship in Literature awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Rome, Italy, June 1957. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)