Grace Hopper and UNIVAC

SI Neg. 83-14878. Date: na...Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language). ..Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)

  • Blue Delliquanti 5y

    This is a really intriguing photo, and I love that UNIVAC, but honestly? The first thing I thought when I saw this was, "Wow! Black guy!"
  • ImagesOfGomi 5y

    I thought the same thing. For a photo from 1960, I see one black guy, one Indian (?) guy and one white guy, surrounding ol' granny Hopper (Dr. Hopper is one of the coolest people in American computer history, I think). You won't see as diverse a photo of an IT staff until the '90s, I think.
  • iltaadler 4y

    Yes, I use this in a class I teach, and I want to know who are these people?!!!!

    Is this real or some pre civil-rights publicity photo?
  • army boy2 4y

    yaaaay a black guy who is he?
  • Patrick Manderson 2y

    Lucky Strikes. Nothing says vintage computer pic like a pack of Lucky Strikes.
  • rightnow2day 2y

    Has anyone ever identified the other three people in this picture?
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Taken on October 19, 2004
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