Artifact Details

Title

IBM Applications - Dilalr's Department Store

Catalog Number

102645598

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number #1264

Dimensions

overall: 10 x 8

Format

Photographic print

Description

Black and white. A woman is using a magnetic reader to ring up a shirt purchase for another woman who is standing behind the counter. There is a sign in the back that reads "Dillard's Instant Gift Wrap Available here 75c & $1" On the verso reads "The first retail store system to be delivered by IBM is now in operation at Dillard's department store in Little Rock, Ark. A sales clerk is shown passing an eletronic wand over the magnetic stripe on a merchandise rice tag to ring up a purchase. The new IBM 3650 retail store system features point-of-sale terminals that combine the functions of an advanced cash register with those of a computer entry device. The system speeds up customer transactions and also provides sales data to buyers faster so they can maintain adequate stocks of desired merchandise."

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

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

Lot Number

X7413.2015