Punch cards for 1940 US Census

Punch cards for 1940 US Census

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Caption: Punch cards for 1940 US Census. US Census Bureau employee translating handwritten information on the census schedule to holes on a punch card using a 'card puncher'. The punch cards are then sorted and tabulated. This is being done for data from the 1940 US Census. At the time, these machines were the latest in a series of machines used to record and collate census data, ranging from mechanical sorters and tabulators, through to modern electronic computers.

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