History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

08 July, 2012

At The Typewriter

The long ago days of the typewriter...

From various institutions (but mostly LIFE). 

Carl Mydans, LIFE © Time Inc.

TIME correspondent Melville Jacoby at a candelit typewriter reporting on WWII. Probably Australia, 1942. Source

Lisa Larsen, LIFE © Time Inc.

A secretary at her typewriter, NYC, 1954. Source

Michael Rougier, LIFE © Time Inc.

Playwright Paddy Chayefsky with his typewriter at a garment factory (for some reason not given), 1954. Source

LIFE © Time Inc.

Journalist Ernie Pyle at the typewriter, 1944. Source

Robert Yarnell Richie,  Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library

A woman holding a typewriter ribbon, c. 1935. Source

Loomis Dean, LIFE © Time Inc.

Writer William S. Burroughs, Paris, 1959. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Tennessee Williams, 1956. Source

© IWM (D 8792)

A British typist, 1942. Source

Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE © Time Inc.

Men of a bomber wing's intelligence department typing up combat reports, Algeria, 1943. Source

Walter Sanders, LIFE © Time Inc.

A woman modelling the desk and typewriter that come equipped with the new Cadillac model, NYC, 1956. Source

Hank Walker, LIFE © Time Inc.

Environmentalist Rachel Carson, US, 1952. Source

LIFE © Time Inc.

Ernest Hemingway standing at a typewriter, 1960. Source

James Whitmore, LIFE © Time Inc.

Writer Ralph Ellison at a typewriter at the American Academy in Italy, 1957. Source

LIFE © Time Inc.

TIME correspondent William Walton on D-Day, France, 1944. Source

Peter Stackpole, LIFE © Time Inc.

And of course, a raven at the typewriter (typing his own name, apparently). 1939. Source

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