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Charles Babbage, English pioneer of machine computing, 1860.

Carte de visite studio portrait of Charles Babbage (1792-1871), showing Babbage at the fourth International Statistical Congress of 1860 held in London. Babbage was a computer pioneer, inventor, reformer, mathematician, scientist, philosopher and political economist. His 'Analytical Engine' of 1834 was the first calculating engine designed along modern lines, and it is for this he is widely considered to be the 'father' of computing. Dimensions: 105mm x 60mm.

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Inventory No.: 2001-0575
Source No.: 2001-0575

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