Artifact Details

Title

Hollerith 1890 Census machine

Catalog Number

102630716

Type

Still Image

Place of Publication

Marlboro, Mass., U.S.

Dimensions

5 x 4 in.

Format

Negative

Description

Negative, black and white. Herman Hollerith's tabulator, ca. late 1880s. Caption description: "Picture here is a full scale model of a Hollerith Tabulator designed and built for the Computer Museum by Doctor Robert Guatelli, a model maker in New York. This is a punch-card computing device invented by Herman Hollerith to tabulagte the 1890 United States Census. It cut census calculating time from seven to three years."

Category

Film negative

Subject

Hollerith, Herman

Lot Number

X7413.2015