I recently stumbled upon modern hi-res color photos of ancient soviet chip making equipment from the 80s:
You can see some primitive machines for photolithography, inspection, wire bonding, etc.
I tried to find similar images of western machines of the same age.
I see some sites like https://semiwiki.com or https://www.chiphistory.org/exhibits/, but all they have are black and white low-res scans of newspaper clippings or promotional drawings. Is it possible that old chip making factories were dismantled before modern photography was invented? And all this history is gone? Computer museums preserve old computers, but, I guess, nobody is trying to preserve an old stepper or electron microscope?
So, the question is whether you know of a good image collection.