Albert Einstein Photos (Press Photos) 

 by Gregory J. Mallon

 

                           

ALBERT einstein Photos (press photos)

"Press photos" are a fun way to collect history, and it helps that they frequently contain attached stories and "stamped" dates that support the authenticity and time period of the photo.  They were transmitted by a number of news organizations, such as the Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), International News Photo, and ACME Photo Services.   Frequently you will find the wire photo with a so-called "Slug" pasted to the back.   This "Slug" information contains information about the photo from the news organization and allows the receiving newspaper to quickly meet deadlines by receiving the photo and news story together.   The reverse is also commonly stamped with the DATE the wire photo came across the wire, and a common reminder not to forget to credit the news organization.  Typically, it might say something like:  "WATCH YOUR CREDIT LINE", or "THIS PHOTO MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CREDIT: "ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO", etc.   Near the bottom is a wire photo, from an undetermined press organization, taken in 1950, five years before Einstein's death. 

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1   Very RARE Press Photo of Albert Einstein,  Mar 27, 1921 (Unknown Press Organization)
Albert Einstein Photo 1921 in his Working Quarters

 

Note: Photoshop cleanup applied to de-speckle image

Mar 27, 1921 (Very Rare)

(42 Years Old)

At Left is a very rare wire photo taken, transmitted and printed in 1921.  Einstein's theory of General Relativity had just been verified by recent "Eclipse photography" making him a world-wide superstar.  Even as a physicist, he arguably became the most widely recognized man in the world.  Below is a the press release version that appeared in the newspaper in 1921. 

PRESS PHOTO: A sharp-dressed Albert Einstein outside his residence in 1921.  Shown here with Elsa Einstein. Original Photo: Unknown Press Organization

 

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Scientist Albert Einstein Plays Violin for Charity,  Feb 12, 1930 (Wide World Photos)

 

 

Feb 12, 1930

(51 Years Old)

PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    SCIENTIST PLAYS THE VIOLIN FOR CHARITY.   Photo showing Professor Albert Einstein (seated [left]) and Professor Lewandowski who recently appeared at a concert which was given in the New Berlin Synagogue.

 

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Professor Albert Einstein Attends Opera,  Dec 21, 1930 (Associated Press Photo, New York)

Dec 21, 1930

(51 Years Old)

 

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO: PROFESSOR EINSTEIN ATTENDS OPERA.  After Turning down an invitation to attend a German Opera, Professor Albert Einstein, renowned scientist, went to the performance of a Spanish opera at the Metropolitan in New York, December 12 [1930].  He was invited back stage where he was photographed with, left to right, Giovanni Martinelli, Tenor; Giulio Gatti-Casazza, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera House; MME. Maria Jeritza, Soprano; <unknown text>... Oscar Strauss, Composer of the "Waltz Dream" [and "The Chocolate] Soldier" and other operattas.  The opera he<unknown>... Bizet's "CARMEN" with Jeritza and Martinelli in the leading roles.  Source & Original Photo: Associated Press (from New York)

Dec 21, 1930

Mar 27, 1970 (Reused)

 

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SLUG: PROFESSOR EINSTEIN ATTENDS OPERA.  After Turning down an invitation to attend a German Opera, Professor Albert Einstein, renowned scientist, went to the performance of a Spanish opera at the Metropolitan in New York, December 12 [1930].  He was invited back stage where he was photographed with, left to right, Giovanni Martinelli, Tenor; Giulio Gatti-Casazza, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera House; MME. Maria Jeritza, Soprano; <unknown text>... Oscar Strauss, Composer of the "Waltz Dream" [and "The Chocolate] Soldier" and other operattas.  The opera he<unknown>... Bizet's "CARMEN" with Jeritza and Martinelli in the leading roles.  Source & Original Photo: Associated Press (from New York)

 

Albert Einstein Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree, May 31, 1931 (Wide World Photos)

May 30, 1931

(52 Years Old)

 

 

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PRESS PHOTO:    EXPONENT OF THEORY OF RELATIVITY RECEIVES OXFORD DEGREE.   OXFORD, ENG. - Press photo showing Professor Albert Einstein noted German scientist and an exponent of the Theory of Relativity, seen with CAP and GOWN just after receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Oxford University.  The professor is now in Oxford as a Rhodes Memorial Lecturer.

 

May 30, 1931

 

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    EXPONENT OF THEORY OF RELATIVITY RECEIVES OXFORD DEGREE.   OXFORD, ENG. - Press photo showing Professor Albert Einstein noted German scientist and an exponent of the Theory of Relativity, seen with CAP and GOWN just after receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Oxford University.  The professor is now in Oxford as a Rhodes Memorial Lecturer. 

 

(5/30/31, Wide World Press Photos)

 

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Two Physicists,  Albert Einstein and Georges Le Maitre,  Jan 13, 1933 (Associated Press)

Jan 13, 1933 (Photo)

(53 Years Old)

 

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PRESS PHOTO:   TALKING OVER THE UNIVERSE AND ITS ORIGIN.   Comparing notes on the universe here are Dr. Albert Einstein, German Mathematician-Physicist and Abbe Georges Le Maitre, right, Professor of the University of Louvain, Belgium, after the Abbe had announced to scientists at Pasadena, Calif., his theory concerning cosmic rays.   The rays were called "the birth cry of the universe" by the Abbe and the remnants of primordial fireworks that marked the beginning of the universe ten billion years or so ago.  Dr. Einstein lauded the theory as the "most pleasant, beautiful, and satisfying interpretation" of the source of cosmic rays that have been presented.  

 

JWC-CX 1-13-33 [January 13, 1933]  WC MET.  (STAMPED JAN 14 1933)

 

(1-13-1933, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, From CHICAGO)

 

Jan 14, 1933 (Release Date)

 

 

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    TALKING OVER THE UNIVERSE AND ITS ORIGIN.   Comparing notes on the universe here are Dr. Albert Einstein, German Mathematician-Physicist and Abbe Georges Le Maitre, right, Professor of the University of Louvain, Belgium, after the Abbe had announced to scientists at Pasadena, Calif., his theory concerning cosmic rays.   The rays were called "the birth cry of the universe" by the Abbe and the remnants of primordial fireworks that marked the beginning of the universe ten billion years or so ago.  Dr. Einstein lauded the theory as the "most pleasant, beautiful, and satisfying interpretation" of the source of cosmic rays that have been presented.  

 

JWC-CX 1-13-33 [January 13, 1933]  WC MET.  (STAMPED JAN 14 1933)

 

(1-13-1933, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, From CHICAGO)

Albert Einstein After Hearing He is an Outlaw.   Nazis Place $5,000 Bounty on his Head,  Sep 15, 1933 (ACME NEWSPICTURES, Inc)

Sep 15, 1933 (Photo)

(54 Years Old)

 

 

FRONT (Click Photo to Zoom)

PRESS PHOTO:    AFTER HEARING ALARMING NEWS-   (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO)   According to German Officialdom, Professor Albert Einstein, now in exile is an outlaw.  They have placed a bounty of $5,000 on his head.  Here he is shown in a pensive mood at Coq-Sur-Mer, Belgium, where he spent the summer, after hearing the alarming news that his Nazi enemies have set a price on his head.  Soon after this photo  was made he hurriedly left Belgium for England.  (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO).

Sep 15, 1933 (Release Date)

 

 

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    AFTER HEARING ALARMING NEWS-   (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO)   According to German Officialdom, Professor Albert Einstein, now in exile is an outlaw.  They have placed a bounty of $5,000 on his head.  Here he is shown in a pensive mood at Coq-Sur-Mer, Belgium, where he spent the summer, after hearing the alarming news that his Nazi enemies have set a price on his head.  Soon after this photo  was made he hurriedly left Belgium for England.  (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO).

 

PAR 236643  CREDIT (ACME)  9/15/33

Albert Einstein At Nobel Centennial Dinner,  Dec 18, 1933  ( ACME NEWSPICTURES, Inc.  Press Photo)

Dec 18, 1933 (Photo)

(54 Years Old)

 

 

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PRESS PHOTO:    AT NOBEL CENTENNIAL DINNER.   Nobel Prize winners were guests of honor and speakers at a dinner held in the Hotel Roosevelt New York, Dec 18th, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Albert Nobel, founder of the Nobel Awards.  Photo shows left to right Sinclair R. Lewis (Literature); Frank B. Kellogg, Former Secretary of State;  Professor Albert Einstein, World-Famous Scientist, and Irving Langmuir (CHEMISTRY)

Dec 22, 1933 (Release Date)

 

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    AT NOBEL CENTENNIAL DINNER.   Nobel Prize winners were guests of honor and speakers at a dinner held in the Hotel Roosevelt New York, Dec 18th, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Albert Nobel, founder of the Nobel Awards.  Photo shows left to right Sinclair R. Lewis (Literature); Frank B. Kellogg, Former Secretary of State;  Professor Albert Einstein, World-Famous Scientist, and Irving Langmuir (CHEMISTRY)

 

(12/18/33, ACME NEWSPICTURES)

New York Times  (Albert Einstein),  Dec 28, 1934 (New York Times Press Photo), NYT Magazine, Feb 18, 1979

Dec 28, 1934 (Photo)

(55 Years Old)

 

Original Photo: New York Times, Dec 28, 1934

(Same Photo Session)
 

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Feb 18, 1979

"Celebrating Einstein:  On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth, a Revealing Look at This Century's Greatest Scientist"

 

 

Original Press Photo in the New York Times Magazine, Dec 28, 1934

(Same Photo Session)

In The NEWS  

New York City "Society Circuit" Photo (by Miss Sophie Delar),  1935 (Associated Press Wire Photo)

Below is a photo taken in Dec 28th, 1934.

1935 (Photo)

(56 Years Old)

 

Original Photo: Miss Sophie Delar, 1935

 

FRONT (Click Photo to Zoom)

In The NEWS      

Associated Press News Print, 1955/1979

New York City society photographer Miss Sophie Delar took this photo in 1935, one of the few photos of Einstein in formal attire.

Apr 22, 1955 - Jul 8, 1979

 

 

Original Photo: Miss Sophie Delar (New York society photographer), 1935

 

PRESS PHOTO NEWSPAPER TEXT:    NEW YORK, April 22 - This portrait (press photo) of Dr. Albert Einstein was taken just 20 years ago [1935] by Miss Sophie Delar, New York City society photographer.  It is one of the few pictures ever made of the late scientist in formal attire (A. P. Wirephoto)

 

Elsa Einstein Dies After Illness of Several Weeks,  Dec 20, 1936 (International News Photo)

Below is a photo taken in Dec 28th, 1934.

Early 1936 (Photo)

(Albert Einstein was 57 when his wife died)

 

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PRESS PHOTO:    THE LATE MRS. EINSTEIN.  PRINCETON, N.J. .. A recent photo of Mrs. Albert Einstein, wife of the noted German scientist, whose death yesterday at Princeton climaxed an illness of several weeks.  (International News Photo)

Dec 21, 1936 (Release Date)

 

 

 

PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    THE LATE MRS. EINSTEIN.  PRINCETON, N.J. .. A recent photo of Mrs. Albert Einstein, wife of the noted German scientist, whose death yesterday at Princeton climaxed an illness of several weeks.  (International News Photo)

 

W 12.21.36 - J-30

 

Albert Einstein's House, "Little House for a Great Man",  1938 (Associated Press Wire Photo)

Jun 4, 1938 (Press Photo)

(At 59 Years Old)

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PRESS PHOTO:    LITTLE HOUSE FOR GREAT MAN,  It's a little house with tall trees and flowers about in which Dr. Albert Einstein lives in Princeton, N.J.   In the neighborhood are the former homes of two American presidents -- Grover Cleveland and [the horrible socialist... my words] Woodrow Wilson.  It's is only a few moments walk from the campus of Princeton University.  

Original Photo: Associated Press Photo, Jun 4, 1938

Recent (Nov 2009)

(54 Years After His Death)

       

 

Below: July 15, 1938 (Release Date)

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    LITTLE HOUSE FOR GREAT MAN,  It's a little house with tall trees and flowers about in which Dr. Albert Einstein lives in Princeton, N.J.   In the neighborhood are the former homes of two American presidents -- Grover Cleveland and [the horrible socialist... my words] Woodrow Wilson.  It's is only a few moments walk from the campus of Princeton University.  

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS ZT (Zulu Time) 6-4-38 (Jun 4, 1938).  

WA LIST LDP                  COR

RELEASED JULY 15

[ WATCH RELEASE DATE ]

 

Culver Pictures Collection (Studio Photo),  1938 (Culver Pictures, Inc)

Below is a photo taken in 1938, and reprinted in 1950.  It was originally part of the Culver Pictures collection in New York.

1938 (Photo)

(59 Years Old)

   

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Albert Einstein Meets with Hebrew University Officers,  Feb 15, 1950 (likely an Associated Press Photo)

Jan 31, 1950 (Photo)

(71 Years Old - Very Sick)

(Five Years before Einstein's Death)

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PRESS PHOTO: A frail Albert Einstein in late 1950, five years before his death.  During this period (1950), he was very ill, but then recovered and lived another five years.  Early in his life, Einstein not only refused to comb his hair, but also did not like to wear socks (as shown in this photo). 

Original Photo: Believed to be an Associated Press Photo

Feb 15, 1950 (Release Date)

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    EINSTEIN MEETS WITH HEBREW UNIVERSITY OFFICERS  -   Press Photo showing Professor Albert Einstein (seated [left]), meets with some of the officers and directors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and there American Affiliates, at his home in Princeton, N.J., Jan 31.  Einstein was elected president of the Joint Board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University and the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.  

 

Original Photo: Believed to be an Associated Press Photo

 

Albert Einstein Says Annihilation Beckons,  Feb 13, 1950  (Associated Press Photo)

Feb 13, 1950 (Photo)

(71 Years Old)

(Five Years before Einstein's Death)

FRONT (Click Photo to Zoom)

PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    EINSTEIN SAYS ANNIHILATION BECKONS  -   Press Photo showing Professor Albert Einstein at his home in Princeton, N. J., during making of the film shown yesterday [Feb 12, 1950] on Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's first weekly television show.  He warned that the "hysterical" armament race "beckons ... general annihilation".

Feb 13, 1950

 

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    EINSTEIN SAYS ANNIHILATION BECKONS  -   Press Photo showing Professor Albert Einstein at his home in Princeton, N. J., during making of the film shown yesterday [Feb 12, 1950] on Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's first weekly television show.  He warned that the "hysterical" armament race "beckons ... general annihilation".

Albert Einstein Receives a Binder Full of 75th Birthday Wishes,  Jan 14, 1931 (Associated Press Photo, London), "The Daily Mirror"

Mar 14, 1954 (Photo)

(75 Years Old)

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PRESS PHOTO:    Professor Albert Einstein on his 75th Birthday, March 14th receives testimonial birthday volume, or "FESTSCHRIFT", filled with messages from world leaders in science, education and government.  The volume was presented on behalf of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.   Here reading the messages with Professor Einstein (CENTRE), are; Dr. Samuel Berlin, Left, president of the Yeshiva University, and New York State Attorney General Nathan L. Goldstein, National Campaign Chairman of the New Medical College.  Pictured in New York.

NAP D.5612  170354 .

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO FROM LONDON

Mar 18, 1954 (Wire Date)

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    Professor Albert Einstein on his 75th Birthday, March 14th receives testimonial birthday volume, or "FESTSCHRIFT", filled with messages from world leaders in science, education and government.  The volume was presented on behalf of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.   Here reading the messages with Professor Einstein (CENTRE), are; Dr. Samuel Berlin, Left, president of the Yeshiva University, and New York State Attorney General Nathan L. Goldstein, National Campaign Chairman of the New Medical College.  Pictured in New York.

NAP D.5612  170354 .

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO FROM LONDON

The Daily Mirror, London

FESTSCHRIFT "A volume of learned articles or essays by colleagues and admirers, serving as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar"  -Answers.com

 

Albert Einstein writes Out the Equation for the Milky Way,  Jan 14, 1931 (Wide World Photos)

Jan 14, 1931 (Photo)

(Released The Day of Einstein's Death - April 18, 1955)

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SLUG TEXT:    DR. Albert Einstein writes out the equation for the de(n)sity of the "MILKY WAY" at the MT. WILSON OBSERVATORY, Pasadena, CAL.,  JAN. 14, 1931.

--WIDE WORLD PHOTOS

Apr 18, 1955

(The Day of Einstein's Death)

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PRESS PHOTO SLUG TEXT:    Press Photo showing DR. Albert Einstein as he writes out the equation for the de(n)sity of the "MILKY WAY" at the MT. WILSON OBSERVATORY, Pasadena, CAL.,  JAN. 14, 1931.

--WIDE WORLD PHOTOS

Albert Einstein Dies (His Office Remains Untouched),  Apr 19, 1955 (TELEPHOTO - United Press Associations)

Apr 19, 1955 (Photo)

(Einstein Dies on Apr 18, 1955 at 76)

(The Day after Einstein's Death)

FRONT (Click Photo to Zoom)

PRESS PHOTO:   UNFINISHED BUSINESS--Familiar pipe on an open book, a cluttered desk and a blackboard covered with mathematical equations surrounded the empty chair in Dr. Albert Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J.  His study has been undisturbed since he left it to enter the hospital where he died at the age of 76.

--United Press Associations Telephoto

Apr 19, 1955

(The Day after Einstein's Death)

 

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PRESS PHOTO NEWSPAPER TEXT:    UNFINISHED BUSINESS--Press Photo showing Familiar pipe on an open book, a cluttered desk and a blackboard covered with mathematical equations surrounded the empty chair in Dr. Albert Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J.  His study has been undisturbed since he left it to enter the hospital where he died at the age of 76.

--United Press Associations - Telephoto