Artifact Details

Title

IBM 704 Computer System with Display Unit and Film Recorder

Catalog Number

102640474

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

Black and white photograph. A man stands in front of a television watching a display. To his left are more parts of the IBM 704 computer. A large black duct. There are two signs on the back wall. The television has a jalopy on the display. The lighting is very dark in places. Below the image is a piece of paper affixed to the front of the image that says "IBM 704 COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH DISPLAY UNIT AND FILM RECORDER". On the verso, "Figure 1 1955 704" is written on a bright yellow post it note. "16/3 p 41" is written on the back in black ink. Stamped on verso side center is "Administrative Engineering Dept. Research Laboratories General Motors Corporation Negative File No. 732-1 Date of Photograph".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

IBM 704 (Computer); International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Computer industry--History; Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History

Credit

Gift of J.A.N. Lee

Lot Number

X3191.2005