10 Pictures That Captured the Daily Life of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein plays his beloved violin, 1941

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A seated portrait of Albert Einstein, Princeton, NJ, on his birthday, March 14, 1953

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Albert Einstein with Mrs. Valentine Bargmann outside his home in Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953

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Albert Einstein in his home with Valentine Bargmann, Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953

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Blind terrier Chico, 14, is petted by secretary and stepdaughter, Margot, who make up Einstein’s household

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Famed scientist Albert Einstein in his study at home, 1948

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Albert Einstein with Cord Meyer, Jr., president of the United World Federalists. Meyer, a CIA operative, was discussing world politics with the famed scientist.

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Portrait of Albert Einstein, 1947

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Albert Einstein, the [Institute for Advanced Study’s] most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom.

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Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), an American theoretical physicist. During the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer was director of the Los Alamos Laboratory and responsible for the research and design of an atomic bomb. He is often known as the “father of the atomic bomb.”

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