Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gorden

ImageFound this amazing picture on the Women in Computer Science tumblr with the following caption:
“Esther Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. Photo from the US Army, via NPR, in: Laura Sydell, “Blazing the Trail for Female Programmers,” a story about Sarah Allen, leader of the team that created Flash animation.  (via sciencechicks via asakiyume)”
Anyone else know more?
Thanks to a reader who sent the additions and corrections below!
“U.S. Army Photo” from the archives of the ARL Technical Library.
Standing: Ester Gerston
Crouching: Gloria Ruth Gorden
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One Response to Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gorden

  1. If you go to http://ftp.arl.army.mil/ftp/historic-computers/ and view the source of the page (there’s some broken HTML just below the picture of enaic1.gif) you can see this information about eniac4.gif (http://ftp.arl.army.mil/ftp/historic-computers/gif/eniac4.gif) which is the one you’re asking about:

    Two women wiring the right side of the ENIAC with a new program,
    in the “pre- von Neumann” days.
    “U.S. Army Photo” from the archives of the ARL Technical Library.
    Standing: Ester Gerston
    Crouching: Gloria Ruth Gorden

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