Albert Einstein Office After Death

Photo credit: Ralph Morse – Time & Life Pictures / Getty Image

This isn’t some random office from the 1950s, but rather Albert Einstein’s office, exactly as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it, a few hours after he passed in April 1955. The photographer who captured the images above, Roger Morse, says: “Einstein died at the Princeton Hospital…so I headed there first. But it was chaos – journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to Einstein’s office at the Institute for Advanced Studies. On the way, I stopped and bought a case of scotch. I knew people might be reluctant to talk, but most people are happy to accept a bottle of booze, instead of money, in exchange for their help. So I get to the building, find the superintendent, give him a fifth of scotch and like that, he opens up the office.” Continue reading for more.

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