Artifact Details

Title

J. Presper Eckert in front of a Univac Larc model

Catalog Number

102657891

Type

Still Image

Date

1962-04

Photographer

Gillette, Guy

Identifying Numbers

Other number 26070
Other number 26154
Other number 32
Other number C2
Other number OOC 1273-3

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of J. Presper Eckert standing in front of of a Univac Larc model. He is wearing a suit and tie and has his right hand and arm resting on top of one of the models. He is smiling at the camera. Text on the paper reads "100 FEET TALL One might conclude that J. Presper Eckert, Vice President of Remington Rand UNIVAC, practices what he preaches. Mr. Eckert, 43-year-old co-inventor of the electronic computer, addressed a meeting of computer men in Palo Alto Tuesday. He stated that, properly used, computers can help make 'executives 100 feet tall.' The model he is viewing here is a UNIVAC LARC by Remington Rand, currently installed at Livermore, California."
Light is coming from the window in the background and from the overhead lights. Stamped on verso side is "Photograph by Guy Gillette 133 MOUNTAINDALE ROAD YONKERS, NEW YORK SPencer [sic] 9-4684 PRINT No.". Also stamped on verso side is "#26154" and "#26070". Written in pencil on verso side is "C2 32". "C2" is underlined in pencil.

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Univac (Computer); Eckert, J. Presper, Jr.

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005
 

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