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Punch Cards in the Style Used in the U.S. Census of Population, 1900, IBM90916

Punch Cards in the Style Used in the U.S. Census of Population, 1900, IBM90916

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Description
These paper twenty-four column punch cards are divided into fields used in the U.S. Census. Each card is marked: IBM190916. The fields match those used in the 1900 U.S. Census of Population. However, IBM did not exist as a company at that time.
Reference:
Leon E. Truesdall, The Development of Punch Card Tabulation in the Bureau of the Census 1890-1949, Washington: Bureau of the Census, 1965, p. 131.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch cards, group of
date made
1900-style
maker
IBM
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 8.2 cm; 6 11/16 in x 3 7/32 in
ID Number
1988.3098.03
catalog number
1988.3098.03
nonaccession number
1988.3098
Credit Line
Transfer from Bureau of the Census
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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