Artifact Details

Title

IBM Punched Card Office

Catalog Number

102645471

Type

Still Image

Participants

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number # 1317
Other number 1-6

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

B/W, Perspective view of an IBM Punch Card Office. Computer room environment with patterned floor, hanging lamp lighting. Rows of IBM card handling machines along with eleven men (in suits) and one woman among the equipment. Storage units at the back center. Framed windows and doors. Two pictures of T.J. Watson Sr. on center back wall. "1-6" in black ink written in the bottom right edge, white, margin. Verso: "# 1317" in black pencil, sideways, left center edge. "1-6" in black pencil, right, center top edge. "IBM ARCHIVES" stamped in black ink, top, center edge. "Courtesy of IBM Archives" in black ballpoint on 3/4 x 1-1/2 inch, white label, top right edge. "Punchcard Office Grouping label" on turquoise, 3 x 3 inch Post-It note pasted to center. [10/03/2005 JJL]

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Computer industry--History; Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015