Artifact Details

Title

IBM display of a typical computer process and its components

Catalog Number

102657001

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1304

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of an IBM exhibit display showing a typical computer process and its components. Signs include "1 control actions such as: start stop read write fetch put","2 input", "3 processor functions such as: add subtract multiply divide compare", "4 storage", and "5 output". Each sign also include images for that particular category such as keyboard for input and a magnetic tape for storage. There is additional text on the displays but too small to read. Written on verso side of image in pencil in the upper left corner is "1304". Most of the background is black and light seems to either come the direction of the camera or within each display.

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Computer industry--History; International Business Machines Corporation--History; Computers--History; International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Electronic data processing--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015