The Ada Picture Gallery
This page contains a lot of Ada related pictures. They are organized in
three sections depending on whether the image is related to the Ada
programming language, to Lady Augusta Ada Byron, or to none of these.
The pictures here are only scaled down versions or extracts; the full
size versions are available via links in the accompanying text.
All images are claimed by their original contributor to be freely
available for non-commercial use, unless mentioned otherwise.
You might be interested in
a little bit of history
on this Ada Picture Gallery?
Please contact us (see below) if you can help with any of the above
questions, either by pointing out where people can get permission to
use a picture for commercial purposes, or by giving contact information
for sources for high-resolution digital or printed versions. We'll
include all useful feedback on this page. Thanks!
- I want to use picture XYZ in <...>. Can I get permission?
Not from us, as we don't "own" these pictures. As mentioned above,
it should be perfectly safe to use them for non-commercial purposes,
but if you want to use them in commercial projects you need to
- Where can I get a higher resolution or printed version of
Again, not from us. These files are all we have, and all available
information about their origin is included in the caption with the
Ada - In Strong Typing We Trust - redesigned 2012 "coin" versions
On the occasion of the ISO standardization of the Ada 2012
programming language definition, the "Ada coin" has been redesigned
from scratch in a higher resolution, using the original "Lady Ada"
picture and including "2012". It is available here for promotional
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, PNG, various sizes)
Ada is an international programming language,
designed for software engineers.
(From the AJPO FTP site, 8 KB)
A picture of an
used in the Ada Promotional Campaign
through the Ada Software Alliance; and
(From the PAL Team-Ada directory, Tiff files converted to GIF format,
22 KB and 13 KB resp.).
approved by AJPO Director Don Reifer and Ada9X Project Director Chris
Anderson, is for use on all new Ada marketing materials. It combines
the globe symbol used by the AdaIC with the logotype that reads,
"Ada, The Language For a Complex World." 1994/10/18
(From the AdaIC ftp-server, 4 KB).
of John Barnes' book "Programming in Ada"
(Plus an Overview of Ada 9X), 4th edition,
used with permission of Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
(Mr. Simon Plumtree).
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, 61 KB and 120 KB JPEGs
April 1994 version of the Walnut Creek Ada CDROM.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from Walnut Creek, 34 KB)
July 1994 version of the Walnut Creek Ada CDROM.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from Walnut Creek, 37 KB)
Lady Augusta Ada Byron,
Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of Lord Byron (the poet who
spent some time in a Swiss jail -- in Chillon, not too far from
Lausanne...). She was the assistant and patron of Charles Babbage;
she wrote programs for his "Analytical Engine."
(From the AJPO FTP site, 21 KB; compressed
Another classic picture:
a portrait of Ada, Countess of Lovelace, acknowledged to be the
world's first programmer, from the cover of John Barnes' book
"Programming in Ada", 2nd edition, and used with permission of
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company (Mr. Simon Plumtree).
The original art was adapted from the portrait of Ada at the offices
of John Murray, the London publishing company.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, 11 KB)
original color portrait of Ada
Evelyn Silva scanned this from a picture she found "in the trash" in
Lousianna, USA, and submitted it to the Ada Picture Gallery in October
She wrote: On the bottom of the picture it says "LONDON PUBLISHED
NOV 1 1838 FOR THE PROPRIETORS, No 18 & 19 SOUTHAMPTON PLACE, EUSTON
SQUARE, NEW ROAD". In the lower left corner it says "Printered by Mc
Queen". On the lower right of the picture its "Engraved By W. H.
Mote". On the left "Drawn by A.E. Chaton R.A.". There was also a page
with a bio on it. This was not in a book when I found it, it was
loose along with some other Ladies of the Queens court. So I don't
have any other info on it. It is an orginal print from its time, not
(Contributed by Evelyn Silva, 46KB 631x786 JPEG)
A similar, but slightly different
black&white portrait of Ada.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from Axel Nennker, 256 KB)
picture of Ada
that was given to many of the people on the original Ada committee
back in the early 1980's. No restrictions on its use are known.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from John A. N. Lee, 54 KB)
Two undated letters from Ada Lovelace
(left) together with Babbage's son's instructions for operating a
section of the Difference Engine and the medal awarded to Babbage
in 1824 by the Astronomical Society of London.
The first letter on paper hallmarked 1838 and attributed in a later
hand to 1840 or 1841, asks for an acquaintance's address: it is
addressed 'Dear Mr Babbage' and signed 'A.L.', and refers to an
impending visit to London. Neither letter mentions the subject of
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from
http://www.londonmall.co.uk/babbage, 114 KB 535x699 JPEG)
Beware of the Ada Police!
or: We don't need no steenkin' mandate!
From a small city in south-central Oklahoma, known for its horse
breeding. It's about 200 miles north of Dallas.
(Contributed by Mike Feldman, 52 KB)
The Ada Package Store.
The sign of a liquor store right on the highway in Ada, Alabama, a
very small town about 15 miles south of Montgomery, the state capitol.
(Contributed by Lynn Barton through Ray Renner, 568 KB;
Two newer pictures of the Ada Package Store:
looking from the store
to the store.
(Contributed by Doc Elliott, 392 KB,
and 362 KB,
192 KB; resp.)
The Ada High School.
One of the educational institutions of the city of Ada in Oklahoma,
USA. I wonder what programming language they teach there... ?
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, original from
93 KB 511x373 GIF 256 colors; used with permission of
Mark Willis, President & CEO, Ada Area Chamber of Commerce)
The Adventures of Ada Boy in Ada.
A series of pictures taken in Ada, Minnesota, by Mike Kamrad.
He wrote: As for background info about the pictures, they were taken
in mid-July 1997 while I was visiting Fargo, North Dakota to
participate in a beer judging contest. Ada, Minnesota, is located in
the Red River valley, in northwest Minnesota. The Red River is noted
as being one of the few rivers in USA to flow north, where it empties
into Lake Winnepeg, Canada. The Red River valley is one of the
flattest places in the world. I put all pictures together in a
whimsical html web page, about Ada Boy (the vanity tag on my car)
going to Ada.
(Originally posted by Mike Kamrad,
multiple +-300 KB 888x574 GIF 256 colors;
used with permission of Mike Kamrad)
Have an Ada beer from Belgium!
With it's enormous variety of beers, Belgium had to have an Ada beer!
Brewery De Smedt in Opwijk brews 2 kinds of Abbey d'Aulne, resp.
(Contributed by Dirk Craeynest, scanned by DeJean, 136 KB;
with lots of colors, 216 KB)
To the Ada-Belgium home page.
Just e-mail your picture to me,
with a proposal for a suitable caption.
Last update: 2012/12/10.