An African-American woman sits at the console of a FOSDIC (Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers) device inputting data

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A female Census employee works at the controls of FOSDIC (Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers). First developed in 1953 for the 1960 Census of Population and Housing, this equipment scans reels of micofilmed census questionnaires to capture responses which are transferred to magnetic tape readable by computers.
An African-American woman sits at the console of a FOSDIC (Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers) device inputting data

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