It's hard to make a website without photos, so we thank the generous people who gave in to our repeated bantering, and granted permission to use their photos. Sorry for the endless harassment.
Herbert Eisengruber, Calgary, Canada. Herbert is a professional photographer, and has several websites including DelMundo Images and PaleoSeti.com showing his photography. At one time he owned half of all known original Kenbak-1 computers when he ran the Nova Scotia Computer Museum, in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. His old First Computer Museum of Nova Scotia website is still online although the museum closed long ago. He has granted us permission to use his photos for this web site.
Achim Baqué of Western Germany lives in the Cologne Bonn Region, and has an amazing vintage computer collection which includes the prototype Kenbak-1 computer which is at his thefirstpc.com website. This documents how Achim acquired this.
Jerry Rabinowitz. Jerry is a professional photographer in Florida who worked with the Boston Computer Museum in the mid 1980's, and created the iconic 1986 photo of John Blankenbaker carrying his Kenbak-1 at the "First PC Award Ceremony." This photo has been posted all over the internet for 25 years usually without credit, or with copyright claimed by the museum. He's graciously allowed us to you use his photo. His website is here: https://www.jrabinowitz.com/
Anne Killheffer. AKA "John's daughter" was extremely helpful with the biography, reviewing an initial draft and she supplied the photo of John with the chicken on his head (which illustrates his farm upbringing better than any words. She also tracked down the HughesNews article which is one of only 2 known photos of John after college, but before retirement. She put up with countless emails and nudging.
Maksym Kozlenko created the photo from the Deutches Museum, Munich. Licensed by Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Computer Museum of America in Roswell Georgia. Just opening 2019, this has one of the world's largest (and best presented) collections of artifacts from the digital revolution. They have acquired four original Kenbak-1 computers, with only one being on public display. Thanks to Rena Youngblood, Executive Director, for permission to use the museums photos here.
Mike Armstrong/Wigton Museum of Carlisle, UK has a world-class collection of computers, but is still working on funding for a permanent museum. Mike has graciously allowed us to use his photo of their Kenbak-1 computer.
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