Einstein’s Desk A Few Hours After His Death

Einstein's Desk On The Day He Died

Taken by photographer Ralph Morse and published in LIFE magazine, this is a photo of Albert Einstein’s desk a few hours after his death on April 18, 1955.  Here’s the caption:

Albert Einstein’s office — just as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it — taken mere hours after Einstein died, Princeton, New Jersey, April 1955.

Source: LIFE Magazine/Time

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9 Responses to Einstein’s Desk A Few Hours After His Death

  1. heidifehr says:

    Thanks for sharing! Einstein is my hero!

  2. Manish says:

    Excellent post. Too bad I am unable to read what’s written on great Einstein’s blackboard 🙂

  3. I always think of his quote, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” . It makes me feel better about our insane office!

    • I agree!! Although, when I saw this picture, I must confess, I freaked out a bit. What if someone were to take a picture of my desk right now for posterity?! I panicked and cleaned up a bit. 😉

  4. Tom Reeder says:

    As you probably know, Einstein’s last words are a mystery. He said something in German, but the only person in the room — a nurse — didn’t speak German, so we’ll never know if he was saying something profound, or asking for a Popsicle, or…?

  5. Constance Simeri says:

    Wonder if I can get a poster size picture of Einstein’s desk to hang over my desk?i

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