Artifact Details

Title

Walter Cronkite, Itha Doorhammer, Harold Sweeny, and the Univac I during the 1952 Presidential elections

Catalog Number

102649727

Type

Still Image

Date

1952 ca.

Photographer

Weber, Tommy

Place of Publication

New York, N.Y., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 15
Other number 1768-15
Other number OOC 1188(2)

Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of three people in front of the Univac I at CBS studios in New York. Sitting on the UNIVAC on the left is Itha Doorhammer. Walter Cronkite, center, is standing and Harold Sweeny is sitting down. Itha Doorhammer is wearing a dark dress and holding a pen in her right hand. She is smiling at Harold Sweeny who is sitting. Walter Cronkite is wearing a suit and tie and looking at Itha Doorhammer. Harold Sweeny is also wearing a suit and tie and looking at Itha Doorhammer. This Univac was actually a dummy console used in the CBS studios for publicity while the actual model was in Eckert-Mauchly division in Philadelphia. Stamped on verso side is "Please Credit-photo by Tommy Weber 202 EAST 30th STREET NEW YORK, N.Y. LEXINGTON 2-00378 NUMBER". Written in pencil by "NUMBER" is 1758-15. Written in black pencil is "15".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Doorhammer, Itha; Univac I (Computer); Sweeny, Harold; Cronkite, Walter

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005