Artifact Details

Title

J. Presper Eckert as a boy operating his magnetic boat

Catalog Number

102664291

Type

Still Image

Date

1931 ca.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 575
Other number OOC 1086-13

Dimensions

3 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of Eckert at age 12 operating his magnetic boat that he designed. He is wearing a patterned sweater and white shirt and operating the console that drives the boat in the pond. The pond is surrounded by a model train set diorama. Stamped on verso side is "575". The accompanying newspaper reads "HOBBY FAIR DRAWS BIG CROWDS 1ST DAY....".
Written in pencil on small white round label on original protective sleeve is "1086-13"

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Eckert, J. Presper, Jr.

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005