Hunter S.Thompson photographed at his Smith-Corona Series 5
portable typewriter in Rio de Janiero in 1962.
The image was taken by Thompson's photojournalist friend Robert W. (Bob) Bone.
For a year from May 1962, Hunter S. Thompson worked in South America as a roving correspondent for the Dow Jones-owned weekly newspaper, The National Observer. See some of his stories here.
During that time, Thompson was also a reporter for the Brazil Herald, Brazil's oldest English-language daily, based in Rio de Janeiro. His longtime girlfriend Sandra Dawn Conklin joined him in Rio and they later married.
Bone, Thompson and Conklin on Copacabana Beach in Rio in 1963.
In another photograph taken by Bone, Thompson can be seen carrying his Smith-Corona portable typewriter case. He is with Conklin.
Bone first met Thompson when they worked as reporters for the Middletown Daily Record in New York in 1958. They later worked together at the San Juan Star and were reunited in Rio, where Bone worked for Brazilian Business magazine.
Bone as News editor of Popular Photography, New York City, 1962
Thompson photographed by Bone.
Bone photographed by Thompson in their Thompson Street,
Greenwich Village apartment.
Thompson in 1956 at the Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he was sports editor of the The Command Courier.