History in Pictures
- Programmer standing beside punched cards
This stack of 62,500 punched cards — 5 MB worth — held the control program for the giant SAGE military computer network.
© MITRE Corporation
Photograph of a “No White People Allowed in the Zoo Today” sign taken at the Memphis Zoo by Ernest Withers in the 1950s. Even visits to the zoo were segregated. Blacks had only one day a week they could visit the zoo while whites could go on the other week days.
Dressed in parkas (Overcoat, parka type, with pile liner), Missouri infantrymen pose for a New Year greeting, 19th Infantry Regiment, Kumsong front, Korea, 14 December 1951.
‘Gone to Army’
A sign on this Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, automobile salvage store proudly proclaims that the place is closed because the owner, one Chester M. Jacobs, has joined the Army for the duration of the war. November 1942.
1930s Great Depression
Loggers in California with the giant ‘Mark Twain redwood’, 1892