Artifact Details


J. Presper Eckert in front of Univac model

Catalog Number



Still Image




Gillette, Guy

Identifying Numbers

Other number 26070
Other number 26154
Other number 32
Other number C2
Other number OOC 1273-3


8 x 10 in.


Photographic print


This is a black and white image of J. Presper Eckert standing in front of of a Univac LARC model. He is wearing a suit and tie and has his right hand and arm resting on top of one of the models. He is smiling at the camera. Text on the paper reads "100 FEET TALL One might conclude that J. Presper Eckert, Vice President of Remington Rand UNIVAC, practices what he preaches. Mr. Eckert, 43-year-old co-inventor of the electronic computer, addressed a meeting of computer men in Palo Alto Tuesday. He stated that, properly used, computers can help make 'executives 100 feet tall.' The model he is viewing here is a UNIVAC LARC by Remington Rand, currently installed at Livermore, California."
Light is coming from the window in the background and from the overhead lights. Stamped on verso side is "Photograph by Guy Gillette 133 MOUNTAINDALE ROAD YONKERS, NEW YORK SPencer [sic] 9-4684 PRINT No.". Also stamped on verso side is "#26154" and "#26070". Written in pencil on verso side is "C2 32". "C2" is underlined in pencil. Written on the CHRISTIE'S stationary notepad is "Pres Eckert with a model of the UNIVAC - LARC". Printed on the stationary notepad is "With the compliments of Thomas Lecky" and "Christie's 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 phone 212.636.2666 fax 212.636.4928". Written in pencil on small white round label on original protective sleeve was "1273-3".


Publicity photograph; Identification photograph


Univac computer; Eckert, J. Presper, Jr.

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title



Purchase of the Computer History Museum

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