Aftermath: U.S.A. #10


Original Caption:

Washington -- National Service Life Insurance is to be paid to some 16,000,000 present and former policy holders. Hundreds of employees work staggered shifts to produce and process millions of punched cards from which later will be computed the amount of dividend to which each veteran is entitled. This special dividend will amount to $2,800,000,000. (1949)

4 comments:

Fred said...

Don't get too excited. That comes out to just $175 per veteran. Of course, that's in 1949 dollars.

Marshall P. Smith said...

The early days of computing . . .

Vanwall said...

A sorta segregated "The Crowd" scene.

Tony said...

I bet it would've shocked some of those 1949 era veterans to know a nice black lady in an office in D.C. or Virginia was processing his dough.