Albert Einstein Photographs and Personal Effects

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Leo Baeck Institute has extensive archival holdings related to Albert Einstein, including over 600 photographs, personal effects and documents, and original correspondence.  All of this material can be viewed online in DigiBaeck.  Click a photograph in the slideshow below to view more items related to Albert Einstein, or type your own search into the box on the right.

Einstein Portrait

Einstein Portrait

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Guest Book of Albert Einstein

Guest Book of Albert Einstein

Between 1929 and 1932, Albert Einstein owned a guest home on a lake in Caputh, near Berlin. LBI has digitized the guestbook from this home, which includes entries from Chaim Weizmann, Ruggiero Ricci, and this illustration by Hermann Struck.

Albert Einstein to Robert Weltsch, January 1, 1930

Albert Einstein to Robert Weltsch, January 1, 1930

The breadth and depth of Einstein's interests, from art and music to religion and politics, is evident in the numerous letters preserved in the collections of his various correspondents. In this letter to the prominent Zionist journalist Robert Weltsch, Einstein praises a speech by the future president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, and asks Weltsch to arrange for him to meet with Arab students.

  Albert Einstein riding bicycle in front of Ben Meyer's House; Santa Barbara, California

Albert Einstein riding bicycle in front of Ben Meyer's House; Santa Barbara, California

Many of the images of Einstein show him pursuing various leisure activities such as cycling, fishing, or, especially, sailing.

Teacups with portraits of Albert Einstein and his sister Maria (

Teacups with portraits of Albert Einstein and his sister Maria ("Maja") (1881-1951)

These teacups with portraits of the Einstein siblings were presumably owned by their parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein.

Einstein playing Violin, Princeton, NJ.

Einstein playing Violin, Princeton, NJ.

Einstein remained devoted to music throughout his life and performed in numerous ensembles as a violinist.

Albert Einstein Fishing

Albert Einstein Fishing

Einstein at Zurich Polytechnic, by Lotte Jacobi

Einstein at Zurich Polytechnic, by Lotte Jacobi

This photograph has poems handwritten by Albert Einstein on back. "Du bist myn, ich bin din..." It is one of a handful of photographs of Einstein by the photographer Lotte Jacobi.

Albert Einstein Sailing

Albert Einstein Sailing

Many of the photographs of Einstein sailing were taken near his summer home in Caputh, Germany.

Albert and Elsa Einstein, Japan Tea Ceremony

Albert and Elsa Einstein, Japan Tea Ceremony

Many of the images of Einstein document his foreign trips, such as this visit to Japan in 1923.

Albert and Elsa Einstein, Palm Springs

Albert and Elsa Einstein, Palm Springs

Albert Einstein married his cousin, Elsa in 1919. They remained married until her death in 1936 in Princeton, and many photographs from this period show the Einstein couple together.

Click the image to view all (635) images of Albert Einstein.Between 1929 and 1932, Albert Einstein owned a guest home on a lake in Caputh, near Berlin.  LBI has digitized the guestbook from this home, which includes entries from Chaim Weizmann, Ruggiero Ricci, and this illustration by Hermann Struck.The breadth and depth of Einstein's interests, from art and music to religion and politics, is evident in the numerous letters preserved in the collections of his various correspondents.  In this letter to the prominent Zionist journalist Robert Weltsch, Einstein praises a speech by the future president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, and asks Weltsch to arrange for him to meet with Arab students.Many of the images of Einstein show him pursuing various leisure activities such as cycling, fishing, or, especially, sailing.These teacups with portraits of the Einstein siblings were presumably owned by their parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein.Einstein remained devoted to music throughout his life and performed in numerous ensembles as a violinist.Albert Einstein FishingThis photograph has poems handwritten by Albert Einstein on back. "Du bist myn, ich bin din..."  It is one of a handful of photographs of Einstein by the photographer Lotte Jacobi.Many of the photographs of Einstein sailing were taken near his summer home in Caputh, Germany.Many of the images of Einstein document his foreign trips, such as this visit to Japan in 1923.Albert Einstein married his cousin, Elsa in 1919.  They remained married until her death in 1936 in Princeton, and many photographs from this period show the Einstein couple together.

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