Lot #125
Albert Einstein Signed Photograph

Jacobi portrait of Einstein from 1942
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Estimate: $10000+


Jacobi portrait of Einstein from 1942

Vintage glossy 5 x 7 photo of Albert Einstein by Lotte Jacobi, showing him in a half-length pose wearing a leather jacket and holding a pipe, signed in the lower border in ink, "A. Einstein, 1942." In fine condition. Accompanied by a second unsigned photo of the same image.

A noted female portraitist who photographed many of the 20th century’s most famous men and women, Jacobi was descended from a long line of photographers—her great-grandfather having learned the craft from the inventor of photography himself, Louis Daguerre. Opposed to the rigid portraiture technique that characterized the photography studio of her time, Jacobi enjoyed bringing the studio to the subject, capturing them at ease in informal settings.

Auction Info

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

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