Pete Souza's Apple Powerbook

Apple Computer manufactured this PowerBook G3 laptop computer in the fall of 2000. Photojournalist Pete Souza used the computer to transmit images to the Chicago Tribune from Afghanistan as he covered the war in the early 2000s. Souza made his way into Afghanistan by crossing the Hindu Kush mountains with his gear carried on mules. At one point his gear fell, resulting in a crack in the laptop’s screen.
Object Name
laptop, powerbook
Apple Computer, Inc.
case: 36 cm x 31 cm x 7 cm; 14 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in x 2 3/4 in
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Popular Entertainment
American Enterprise
September 11th Attacks
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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