Artifact Details

Title

Raymond Polivka examining the tape reader on the ILLIAC I

Catalog Number

102651957

Type

Still Image

Date

1954 ca.

Publisher

Illinois, University of (Urbana-Champaign)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1434

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of Raymond Polivka working next to the ILLIAC I computer. He is facing away from the camera looking at the tape reader machine attached to the ILLIAC I. He is wearing a short sleeve shirt and holding some tape. Light is coming from the direction of the camera. Written on the verso side of image in pen at the top is "Raymond P. Polivka 195(4-5 6) C" and in pencil "Raymond P. Polivka 195(4-5-6) C". Written on the left side in pencil is "#1433". Stamped on the top right corner on verso side of image is "JUL 15 1954".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Polivka, Ray; Electronic data processing--History; Computer industry--History; Computers--History; Illiac I (Computer)

Lot Number

X7413.2015