July 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, July 27th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/27/2017
Very rare photo signed by Albert Einstein, on the occasion of the Nobel Prize winner playfully sticking out his tongue to a group of photographers on his 72nd birthday. Photo was snapped on 14 March 1951 by Arthur Sasse, a UPI photographer whose employers were at first hesitant about publishing the iconoclastic image of Einstein; when they did, Einstein was so amused by it that he ordered several prints to give out to close friends. This image is unlike most which crop the photo to show only Einstein. Here, the photo is shown in its full context with Einstein seated between Dr. Frank Aydelotte, head of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, and Aydelotte's wife, after celebrating his birthday at the Princeton Club. Photo is signed along the left margin ''A. Einstein .51'', indicating he signed the image shortly after it was taken. Photo measures 7'' x 10''. Very good to near fine condition. Extraordinarily rare photo signed by Einstein, the most famous and beloved image of him.
The Most Famous Photo of Albert Einstein, Playfully Sticking Out His Tongue -- Extraordinarily Rare as Signed by Einstein
The Most Famous Photo of Albert Einstein, Playfully Sticking Out His Tongue -- Extraordinarily Rare as Signed by Einstein
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Minimum Bid: $100,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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