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The Visual History of Computers

Resources Covering the History of Modern Computing in Photos

Columbia University Computing History

The first truly modern computing machines were invented decades ago and their predecessors date back centuries. It is therefore unlikely that current students of computing or modern computer users have ever even heard the names of early computing devices – let alone know what they actually looked like.

The following document provides a list of resources that offer photographs, videos, drawings and other renderings which create a rich visual history of the modern computer. Please feel free to contact 34SP.com with any additional resources that should be added to the list.


Vintage Computer Videos

U.S. Army Photo