[SIGCIS-Members] SIGSALY photos?

Roberts, Sarah sarah.roberts at ucla.edu
Wed Sep 11 07:28:18 PDT 2019

Looks like you may want to contact:


This seems to be different from the Crypto Museum itself.

They appear to be responsible for a number of publications related to this machine, including one (at least) depicting it in situ:


I would also, more generally, turn to the National Archives as a starting point, but this appears to be what you’re looking for.


S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.

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University of California, Los Angeles
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On Sep 11, 2019, at 05:11, Bernard Geoghegan <bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu<mailto:bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu>> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

Can anyone recommend sources to get images of the SIGSALY cryptography machine, preferably from the 1940s (as opposed to a re-staging years later)? I’ve tried contacting the Crypto Museum, no answer, and there are images on Wikipedia of imperfectly documented provenance. However, I also think I’ve seen a few figures around over the years that aren’t circulating online—I can’t quite remember where, though.

I’d like to find hi-res images that I can get good and solid clearance to republish. Tips?

Best, b

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan
Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Digital Media
Chair of the UG Assessment Board, Digital Culture

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