Artifact Details

Title

J. Presper Eckert and Mortimer Adler in front of Uniservos

Catalog Number

102657904

Type

Still Image

Date

1962 ca.

Publisher

Wagner-International Photos

Identifying Numbers

Other number 130
Other number OOC 1255-10

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of Mortimer Adler, left, and J. Presper Eckert, right. Both of them are wearing suits and ties and reading a computer printout. Behind them is a row of Uniservos that are reel to reel tape machines. This photo was taken during an event promoting a computer exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair. According to OOC (Origins of Cyberspace) p. 594, there is a newspaper clipping from the Nalconae Observer dated March 25, 1962 that accompanied this photo. Written on verso side in pencil is "Left to Right: Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, Director of the Institute of Philosophical Research, and editor of the 'Great Books of the Western World'. J.Presper Eckert, vice president of Remington Rand, and co-inventor of the first electronic computer." Stamped on verso side is "Wagner-International Photos 10 west 56th Street, New York 19, N.Y. Clrcle 6-9470" . Written in pencil on small white round label on original protective sleeve is "1255-10".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

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

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005