Description: Preparations for the 1954 Census of Agriculture. A Census Bureau employee instructs members of the Machine Tabulation Division on the sorting of punch cards containing information collected during the 1954 Census of Agriculture using an IBM 101 Electronic Statistical Machine. The "101" combined the functions sorting, counting, accumulating, balancing, editing, and printing of summaries of facts recorded on punch cards within a single machine.
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