Journalist Hunter S. Thompson working at his ranch circa 1976 From the gallerie “Writers at their typewriters – in pictures” (May 11, 2011), a portrait of journalist Hunter S. Thompson working at his ranch circa 1976 near Aspen Colorado. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

About the gallerie (which is comprised of 18 photographs):

Since Mark Twain became the first author to submit a typed manuscript with Life on the Mississippi in 1883, authors have been devoted to their machines. As manufacture of typewriters comes to a close, we look back on some of the iconic images of creators at their keyboards

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