|From the collection of Brian V. posted here with his permission|
It was taken in late 1976 (the photo developing date on the back is December 1976) not far from the Dakota. In the photo, John is holding the Sunday Edition of the Daily Mail. Brian purchased it many years ago from the man who took the photo-- he does not recall the man's name and did not ask him at the time about negatives or how many prints were made. However, you can tell from the condition of the photograph that whoever took it had carried it around with him for quite some time!
Brian is one of the best sellers on ebay right now. He sells lots of rare Beatles photos and fan magazines. I have purchased quite a bit from him and I HIGHLY recommend him.