Artifact Details

Title

A typical 1930s punched card installation

Catalog Number

102645819

Type

Still Image

Date

1938 ca.

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number # 182
Other number EAM-20

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Copyright Holder

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Description

B/W, Perspective view of an IBM Tabulating and Card Reader/Punch/Sorting Machines. Office environment with checkerboard tile floor, elaborate wall paneling and architectural glass window at back wall. Man at desk manually sorting cards at center foreground. Woman seated, at card equipment at right foreground. Behind her is a man at a card sorter. Four additional men and one woman seen at other pieces of equipment in rest of the room. THINK sign on wall, clock on same wall towards the rear. "EAM-20" in black felt tip pen in white margin at lower right corner edge. Verso: "# 182 Electronic Accounting machine Installation, 1940" in black ink, upper left edge. [10/03/2005 JJL]

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Electronic data processing; Unit record equipment

Lot Number

R0036.2010