Monday, March 22, 2010

Thomas Watson's Computer Collection Photo Archive

Wow, longtime Eames collaborators John and Marilyn Neuhart are selling some incredible things at Wright 20's upcoming Eames Auction, including this:
LOT 730: Computer Image Collection

USA, 1980s
43 binders; contents comprised of 35mm color and black & white slides, color transparencies, prints, Polaroid prints and photocopies

This image collection was compiled during the 1980s documenting and displaying the rare computing instruments (from the 14th century to the late 1950s) collected by IBM Corporation founder, Thomas Watson, Jr. The Computer Image Collection is the only color archive of the company’s collection which has, since Watson, Jr.’s death been dispersed among various museums and collectors.

Estimate: $10,000–15,000