Artifact Details


IBM Terminals - Telephone Customer Service Representatives

Catalog Number



Still Image


Sherman, Ron


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Winter Park Telephone Company

Place of Publication

Winter Park, Fla., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1291


10 x 8 in.


Photographic print


This is a black and white image of several women working in front of IBM terminals in an office setting. The woman closest in the foreground is wearing a headset and typing on an unidentified IBM terminal. Light is coming from the overhead ceiling. The press release sheet on verso side of image reads " Contact: Joel Swann WINTER PARK, Florida. . .The up-to-date records of the 50,000 customers of the Winter Park Telephone Company are at the fingertips of service representative Candy Winburne, who uses an IBM computer display terminal to answer calls for billing information. She only has to key in a customer telephone number to obtain in seconds complete computer-stored account information, such as the type of service and equpment installed, long distance calls and monthly billing detail. If any of the information stored needs to be changed, simple instructions from the terminal to Winter Park's IBM computer will update and change the information in the customer's account.". Written on verso side of image in pencil in bottom right corner is "#1291". Stamped on verso side in blue ink is "Ron Sherman Photography P.O. Box 28412 Atlanta, GA. 30328 404-993-7197".


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


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


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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