Artifact Details

Title

ENIAC function table

Catalog Number

102649731

Type

Still Image

Date

1946-1949

Identifying Numbers

Other number OOC 1108-4

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of US Army engineers, Pfc Homer Spence and Cpl Irwin Goldstein, setting up switches for the portable function table for the ENIAC. Cpl Goldstein is on the left side of the image and bending down with his left hand on a dial. Pfc Spence is on the left edge of the image and is holding a piece of paper. The function table has several rows of dials. Blue text on paper on verso side reads "Picture 14 Pfc Homer Spence and Cpl Irwin Goldstein, the maintenance engineers, setting the switches on a portable function table. Note the associated panels on the ENIAC itself to which the table is connected by means of the pair of cables encased in flexible bronze tubes.". Written on small white round label in pencil on original protective sleeve was "1108-4".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

ENIAC (Computer); Goldstein, Irwin; Spence, Homer

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005