Female bank employees with accounting machines

Title

Female bank employees with accounting machines

Description

Black and white image of five different women seated at desks. One woman sits at a typewriter, while the woman behind her appears to be working with paper accounting material. The three women on the left side of the image all sit before accounting machines, which performed typewriting, ten-key, and other computational functions necessary for keeping track of banking transactions. Considered early forerunners of the modern computer, machines like this were replaced with business computers in the 1960s and 1970s. Museum records identify these women as employees of Commercial National Bank, which occupied the building where the U. S. Bank is now in downtown Hillsboro, on the corner of 2nd and Main Streets.
[back] [stamped] Hillsboro Studio, 146 E Main St., H. E. McMullen, Phone 3571.

Date Created

circa 1950s

Medium

gelatin silver prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_014333

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Washington County Museum at librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org.