Slideshow: Steve Jobs through the years

Take a look at some of Steve Jobs' signature moments over the past 30-plus years.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976

Many of the photos of Steve Jobs we've seen this week have been of him as he appeared during some of Apple's recent successes. But we wanted to take a longer view. Here are some images of Steve Jobs from over the past 35 years. (With thanks to the IDG News service and Steve Traynor, art director of IDG Enterprise, for their help.)

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, when they founded Apple. Jobs sold his Volkswagen minibus and Wozniak his two Hewlett-Packard calculators to raise the money they needed. Photo courtesy of Margaret Wozniak.

Steve Jobs on the cover of Macworld in 1984

On the cover of Macworld, a sister publication of Computerworld, in 1984.

During happier times with John Sculley

During happier times with John Sculley. Jobs lost the helm at Apple in 1985 after a power struggle with Sculley, who was CEO of Apple at the time, and Jobs left to found NeXT.

Undated photo of Jobs

Undated photo, courtesy George Lange/Outline.

Steve Jobs in 1989

Steve Jobs in 1989. Photo courtesy Robert Holmgren.

Steve Jobs at NeXT in 1992

Steve Jobs at NeXT in 1992.

Jobs in 1993

Jobs in 1993. Photo courtesy AP/Kristy Macdonald.

Jobs as Moses

How some will always think of Jobs.

Various artists\' renditions of Jobs

How some artists have portrayed him over time.

At NeXT in 1994

At NeXT in 1994. Photo courtesy David Powers.

Jobs in 1997

Jobs in 1997.

Jobs at Macworld Tokyo in 2001

Jobs delivering the keynote address at Macworld Tokyo in 2001.

Jobs with Pixar execs in 2003

In 1986, Steve Jobs bought Pixar from George Lucas for less than $10 million. The company later was renamed to Pixar Animation Studios. This photo is from the 2003 opening of Finding Nemo. Pixar was ultimately sold to Walt Disney in 2006.

Jobs in October 2003

In October 2003, during a media presentation when Jobs announced the iTunes music store. Photo courtesy Ben Margot.

On the cover of Newsweek magazine in July 2004

On the cover of Newsweek magazine in July 2004, after launching the iPod.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates share a laugh in 2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, then Microsoft's CEO, shared a laugh at the D conference in 2007. Photo courtesy Creative Commons/Joichi Ito.

Steve Jobs fashion, 1998 - 2010

Image: Fast Company via Maniac World.

Jobs with iPad in 2010

Jobs held up an iPad during the product's announcement on January 17, 2010.

Jobs on medical leave in 2011

On medical leave from Apple, Jobs made an appearance at an Apple press event in March 2011 to help introduce the iPad2. "We've been working on this product a while, and I didn't want to miss today," Jobs told reporters. Earlier that day Jobs had received a standing ovation from those in the audience. Photo courtesy Macworld.

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