Artifact Details

Title

Napier's bones card abacus drawer

Catalog Number

102652473

Type

Still Image

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a drawer against a black background with nine Napier's abacus cards resting inside one. One slot is empty as one card is laid out in front of the drawer in the foreground. The drawer is labeled "9. 2" and has cloud drawn in a shape of a face on the front. The card in front is labeled "6" and has 10 triangle notches and 10 diagonal black lines. Written on the verso side in blue pen is "4..." and in black pen "10/1, p.62". Also written in verso side in pencil is "E.Tomash Figure 12". There was a "16" written but has been crossed off. Written on on the white label is "PROPERTY OF ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING 133 McBryde Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0119".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Napier, John

Credit

Gift of J.A.N. Lee

Lot Number

X3191.2005