Artifact Details

Title

Pfc. Homer Spence examining digit tray on ENIAC

Catalog Number

102649735

Type

Still Image

Date

1946-1949

Identifying Numbers

Other number OOC 1108-8

Dimensions

8 1/8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of Pfc. Homer Spence, in left background, holding an ENIAC digit tray. There is another unidentified man on the bottom right of the image helping Homer hold the tray. Text on verso side reads "Picture 22 Pfc. Homer Spence, one of the maintenance engineers, examining a digit tray. These trays of eleven conductors and a ground. These shielded wires carry the ten different groups of pulses as well as the sign indication." Light is coming from overhead. Written in pencil on small white round label on original protective sleeve was "1108-8".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Spence, Homer; ENIAC (Computer)

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005