Lot #129
Albert Einstein Signed Photograph with (5) Candids

Classic portrait of Einstein signed in 1947, plus rare candids with negatives
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Classic portrait of Einstein signed in 1947, plus rare candids with negatives

Highly appealing vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 portrait of Einstein relaxing in a sweater, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Mr. & Mrs. Maynard, Albert Einstein 1947.” In very good to fine condition, with slight brushing to the ink, a light diagonal crease passing between Einstein's last name and the date, and light silvering to the perimeter of the image. Accompanied by a telegram from Einstein to "Mr. and Mrs. Lester Maynard," May 31, 1946, in full: "Hearty wishes for a happy life to the young couple and greetings for the families"; a telegram from "Aunt Helen," apparently Helen Dukas, Einstein's longtime secretary; five original candid photographs of Einstein, four of which include the original negatives; and a matte-finish portrait of Einstein by Philippe Halsman.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021





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