A thread over at the Expecting Rain forums had me searching out the history of the photo to the left, one of a series taken in March 1965 by Daniel Kramer at a cabin
Bob Dylan is in the foreground with Sara Lowndes - soon to be Sara Dylan - standing in the doorway.
This is one in a group of five or six shots taken by Kramer and intended (as Kramer relates in his 1967 book of photos, Bob Dylan) for the cover of Tarantula. Kramer and Dylan intentionally tried to replicate the look-and-feel of Kramer's iconic cover for Bringing It All Back Home, a little too successfully, as the photos were ultimately rejected as being too similar.
As with the Bringing It All Back Home photo, Dylan is surrounded by a variety of weird ephemera, and as with the better-known photo, there's a tendency to read more into their significance than they probably deserve. Both Kramer and Sally Grossman have said in various interviews that most of the props used in the Bringing It All Back Home shoot happened to be at hand and Kramer used because he thought they fit. The same can probably be said of the props for the unused "Tarantula" photos.
I've only be able to identify a few of the props. From the bottom center and moving clockwise:
Playing Cards: Ace of Spades, Facedown card, Queen of Spades, Jack of Spades, Joker
Woman's Day Book of American Needlework by Rose Wilder Lane (1963)
Unidentified box. The word "Religious" can be read at the upper right corner.
Cardboard cut-out of Beagle.
Paper with Handwritten ALWAYS!!! A faint sketch of a face can be seen below the words.
Needlepoint reading "Be True To Me. Let Me Be True to Myself."
Dylan is holding a copy of The Bhavans Journal in his right hand, probably belonging to Sara, a magazine focused on Indian culture, life, and literature, established in 1954 and still being published. His cloth "sailor's cap" is in his left hand.
The full series of photos can be found at Dylanstubs.