Artifact Details

Title

Joseph Wenta working next to a magnetic drum unit of an ILLIAC I

Catalog Number

102651982

Type

Still Image

Date

1956 ca.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1437
Other number 7
Other number C-345-A-839

Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white front view image of a man wearing work clothes standing in front of a magnetic drum unit of an ILLIAC I. He is facing away from the camera and looking at one of the panels inside. His right hand is resting on a test machine. Several panels of the ILLIAC I have been removed showing the interior components and wires. Light is coming from the overhead lights. Typed on verso side of image is "Joseph M. Wenta at magnetic drum unit" and "Digital Computer Lab. 11/13/56". Written on verso side near top in black pen is "195(4-56) E ILLIAC I, 1956". Also typed at the top but crossed off is "FILE COPY - DO NOT REMOVE". Written in pencil on verso side is "#1437" and "C-345-A839- #7".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Computers--History; Illiac I (Computer); Computer industry--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015