Einstein's Last Desk

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Albert Einstein, whose theories exploded and redesigned our thoughts of how the universe works, died on April 18, 1955, of heart failure. He was 76. 















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 His funeral and burial were strongly private affairs, and only one photographer succeeded to capture the occasions of that unusual day: LIFE magazine’s Ralph Morse. A photographer from LIFE snapped his desk at Princeton hours after Einstein had died. Einstein passed new sense to the saying, cluttered desk, and cluttered mind. Perhaps brilliance needs a little disorder.




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