Artifact Details

Title

Information processing is as old as man

Catalog Number

102657002

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1305

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a display called "Information processing is as old as Man". 12 displays showing the history of writing, communication, and calculation formats. Displays include "Cave Markings", "Guttenberg Press","Caculator"," Medieval manuscripts","Abacus","Cuneiform writing","Punched cards","Microfilm","Magnetic tape","Babbage", and "Holography". Each display includes smaller sized text describing that process or invention but it's too small to read. Written on verso side of image in pencil is "#1305" near top left corner. Most of the background is white with each display being in a black or dark display. Light source is coming from the the direction of the camera.

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