Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tech Tuesday: Navy Goes High Tech

In the 1950s my mother, Carolyn Sawyer, worked for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. This publicity photo is the only picture I have of her career days since she stopped working (yeah, right) once I was born. She and her coworkers are gazing in admiration at their office's new technological wonder - a microfiche reader.

To the left of the reader, tucked in front of Mother, is a reel of microfilm on what appears to be a rewinder. I suspect I've spent far more time with this equipment than she did. 

Department of the Navy publicity shot, undated. Digital Image. Privately held by Nolichucky Roots [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], 1999.


  1. Great photo! Cutting edge technology. The iPad of it's day!

  2. What a great photo! Hard to believe how far we've come technologically in just 5 short decades...

  3. wonder where technology will be in 5 more decades? and what will be old fashioned? nice capture of the moment to have.

  4. Wow, I'm impressed. And look how she is dressed, love it. Always nice to see a pretty woman in a photo.

  5. She always said that was the only reason she was in the picture that day, Barb. It wasn't even her department,


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