Monday, January 01, 2007

Punch photograph railroad ticket

Can anyone supply an image showing a 19th century punch photograph railroad ticket (which apparently lead to Herman Hollerith's invention of the punch card for the census that was the forerunner of computers)?

" ... the conductor ... punched out a description of the individual, as light hair, dark eyes, large nose, etc. ... [which] verified that the passenger occupying the seat was in fact the same who had originally presented the ticket."


Punch Photo Ticket