Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some Einstein artifacts

Einstein's Nobel medal

"It will perhaps be pleasanter and more understandable if instead of making a speech I play the violin."
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy."

This is interesting--the only reference to Einstein's great grandson, Paul Einstein, who is apparently living in France. Nevertheless, it was Paul who played Albert's favorite Mozart piece, Sonata K304 in E-minor, on Einstein's violin at the German Physical Society celebration of Einstein's 125th birthday in Ulm, Germany in 2004. Ah, where is the violin? Back up a bit. Early 1930's: Hitler and his thugs continued their reign of terror and destroyed Einstein's lakeside villa in Berlin burning papers and absconding with the violin and other items. Maybe that violin is long gone for Einstein soon started playing the violin again at 112 Mercer St. The only assumption is that Paul Einstein has it.

20th Century Maple Music Stand at the Princeton Historical Society

20th Century Upholstered Tub Armchair at the Princeton Historical Society

Late 19th Century German Oak Cabinet at the Princeton Historical Society

19th Century Clock at the Princeton Historical Society


a0421 said...

Im curious to know more about the 19th century German oak cabinet. Are you familiar with the location, or is it possible there are duplicates out there?

Mercury said...

I would suggest that you contact the Princeton Historical Society.