Artifact Details

Title

People playing Spacewar! on the DEC PDP-1

Catalog Number

102652459

Type

Still Image

Date

1964 ca.

Identifying Numbers

Other number A 542

Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a color image of two people working on the PDP-1 console and facing towards, but not looking at, the direction of the camera. The man in the foreground has a cigar in mouth and is wearing the nametag "Stephen Wright [sp?]". His right hand is on the PDP-1 console. There is a typewriter in front of him. The man behind him has his left hand on the PDP-1 console too. Both men are wearing white shirt, suits, and ties. The main console has several rows of lights that are on. Light is coming from overhead in the room. Stamped in black ink on verso side of image is "A 542".

Category

Publicity photograph; Snapshot; Identification photograph

Subject

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); PDP-1 (Computer)

Credit

Gift of Joanne and Irwin"Jake" Jacobs

Lot Number

X3227.2006