Portrait of Albert Einstein and Others (1879-1955), Physicist

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Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Medium unknown

Date: 1931

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Collection: Scientific Identity: Portraits from the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology - As a supplement to the Dibner Library for the History of Science and Technology's collection of written works by scientists, engineers, natural philosophers, and inventors, the library also has a collection of thousands of portraits of these individuals. The portraits come in a variety of formats: drawings, woodcuts, engravings, paintings, and photographs, all collected by donor Bern Dibner. Presented here are a few photos from the collection, from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Accession number: SIL14-E1-10

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  1. TopGun_7 65 months ago | reply

    i am very inspired by his work

  2. antoniaantilope 65 months ago | reply

    your photographs are really great. I like this one especially because Einstein was a great guy in history.

    Yours Antonia
    Admin of the Group "Greatest Photographs in 2009"

  3. sir_watkyn 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Imagery (Fav 1,Comment on 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. Marco Wehe 64 months ago | reply

    Great Photo!

  5. angel.hakasuke 64 months ago | reply

    I Love Your Picture´s

  6. yusuf_alioglu 63 months ago | reply


  7. Carlos Grand 63 months ago | reply

    Tempus fugit, non autem memoria - Time flies, but not memory.

  8. das auge ! off [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ♥ ♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. Smithsonian Photography Initiative [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

    Check out a blog entry on this photograph here:

  10. h.tassang 53 months ago | reply

    Wow my father einstein. U r my everythng. I also hv made theory but dont knw hw to publish

  11. milind.nalawade 40 months ago | reply

    Albert Einstein impresive persanality i like ,

  12. tom terrific2011 35 months ago | reply

    I found an old La Corona cigar box in a room full of dusty discarded lab items from the 30s in the basement of HEP at Cal Tech in the mid 80's. It has a 1932 date on the customs stamp. I know Einstein smoked a pipe which he is hiding in his hand in the photograph, but he was also known to enjoy a fine Havana cigar from time to time. I also know he was there in 1932 and 1933. I still have the box and every once in awhile I imagine him enjoying one of these fine cigars during one of his stays at Cal Tech.

  13. Howard33 27 months ago | reply

    Einstein is front and center, so at the time the picture was taken, he was probably the best known. Certainly, if the picture was taken by a member of the press, that is how they would have been posed.

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