Artifact Details

Title

Lincoln Labs

Catalog Number

102631235

Type

Still Image

Date

1962 ca.

Publisher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lincoln Laboratory

Place of Publication

Cambridge, MA, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1669

Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of the Cambridge quarters of Lincoln Lab's biomedical computer operation after severing their affiliation with Lincoln Lab. This is a daytime view from the grounds. There are several trees in front of the buildings. The LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer) was designed and constructed by Wesley Clark at M. I. T.'s Lincoln Laboratory, it was the first computer able to process data from laboratory experiments in real time. Initially used in biomedical studies, LINC was inexpensive ... less than $25,000 ... and small enough to fit in crowded quarters. Written on verso side is "1669".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015