Before PCs, Macs, iPads and even Commodore 64s, writers used typewriters to get the job done. And just like we enjoy a “special” relationship (bordering on abusive, if we’re honest) with our computers, writers years ago had a bond with those machines.
Flavorwire has compiled a slideshow of some famous writers and journalists posing with the tool of their trade, and it’s pretty good stuff.
Here’s Harlem renaissance writer Langston Hughes, looking way too happy with his typewriter. Maybe he just got paid.
Check out the full list here, which includes the likes of Sylvia Plath, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and Ernest Hemingway.