Artifact Details

Title

ENIAC master programmer and portable function table

Catalog Number

102649733

Type

Still Image

Date

1946 ca.

Identifying Numbers

Other number OOC 1108-6

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of Betty Jennings, left, and Frances Bilas, right, setting up the ENIAC. Betty has her left hand moving some dials on a panel while Frances is turning a dial on the master programmer. There is a portable function table C resting on a cart with wheels on the right side of the image. Text on piece of paper affixed to verso side reads "Picture 27 Miss Betty Jennings and Miss Frances Bilas (right) setting up a part of the ENIAC. Miss Bilas is arranging the program settings on the Master Programmer. Note the portable function table on her right.". Written in pencil on small white round label on original protective sleeve was "1108-6".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

ENIAC (Computer); Bilas, Frances; Jennings, Betty

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005