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Last photographs of Einstein's desk released
April 25, 2010 | 8 comments
Image Credit: F. Schmutzer
Pictures of Albert Einstein's Princeton desk only a few hours after he died have been shown for the first time.
The working conditions of a genius, the pictures show Einstein's desk complete with piles of notes, books and papers with his pipe and inkwell perched on top. In the background his blackboard shows figures and equations he'd been working on.
Albert Einstein, the genius physicist whose theories changed our ideas of how the universe works, died 55 years ago, on April 18, 1955, of heart failure. He was 76. His funeral and cremation were intensely private affairs, and only one photographer managed to capture the events of that extraordinary day: LIFE magazine's Ralph Morse.
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