Artifact Details

Title

IBM 650 Electronic Data Processing System

Catalog Number

102646580

Type

Still Image

Date

1956-11-16

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 180688 USAF
Other number 1948
Other number P3080

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

B&W, perspective view of IBM 650 Electronic Data Processing System with checkerboard tile raised floor with diamond plate metal covers in the channels. . Man in shirt sleeves looks at punch cards in front of a card reader unit. Another man in shirt sleeves is operating a card sorting machine in the background. left foreground is the control panel. All computer units have exhaust ductworks above them leading to ceiling ductwork. Verso: 5 x 8 1/2 inch white sheet "180688 USAF - Mr. Herndon Murphy operates the #650 Digital Computer while Mr. Jess Andersen monitors the card sorting machine at the Holloman Air Development Center, New Mexico. 16 Nov. 1956. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO", printed in black in center. "180688 USAF" black ink in upper right corner. 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch white label "USAF IBM 650 Computer Credit: U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO Source: DAVA Still Photo Depos.", printed in black at lower left corner. 1 x 3 1/2 inch white label "Return to file: IBM (650 folder)", printed in black at lower center.

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

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

Lot Number

X7413.2015