You're looking at a photograph of an Apple I computer that currently resides in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. It was on display at one point, but I believe it is not being displayed at the moment (feel free to correct me on that).
I downloaded this 256-color GIF image from CompuServe back in 1994 (judging by the file date). I think it came from the Archive Photos forum, but I am not 100% sure about that. Either way, it's a nice photo, and if you see it floating around the Internet, it's likely because I first posted it on VC&G in 2006.
As you may know the Apple I (which was officially titled "Apple Computer 1″ on the circuit board and "Apple-1″ in its manual) did not ship with a case. The wooden enclosure you see here was created by early Apple employee Randy Wigginton's father. It's interesting how it presages the design of the Apple II enclosure to some extent.
|Retro GIF of the Week Fact Box|
|Source File Name:||APPLEI.GIF|
|Source File Date:||August 20, 1994|
|Source File Format:||GIF - 89a (non-interlaced)|
|Dimensions:||640 x 480 pixels|
(bits per pixel):
|8-bit (256 color)|
|Derived From:||Scanned photograph|
|If you know more about the origin of this image, please leave a comment.|