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.

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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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