[EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.]
Gelatin silver print portait photograph by PHILIPPE HALSMANN, 9 1/4 by 7 inches, few creases and a small stain on left edge.
Iconic photograph from the 1947 sitting, the basis for a 1966 postage stamp. Einstein assisted in obtaining a U.S. visa for Halsmann when the latter fled the Nazis in 1940. Einstein had known Halsmann's sister since the 1920s.