Saturday, August 13, 2011

Einstein at a press conference...January 2nd, 1931

"Einsteins greet the media in 1931"


Scott Harrison

August 12th, 2011

Los Angeles Times

Albert Einstein and his wife, Elsa, pose for photographers at a press conference at Caltech in Pasadena. The image above at left was taken by a Los Angeles Times photographer. The one above at right was taken by a Los Angeles Daily News photographer.

Professor Einstein wished to keep a low profile, but after arriving in San Diego by ship on Dec. 31, 1930, he was treated like royalty. Crowds, media and officials welcomed him at every stop. So after taking in the Rose Parade, Einstein agreed to a press conference on Jan. 2, 1931, including this sitting for local photographers.

Einstein was a visiting professor at Caltech from 1931 to 1933. Since 2000, the Einstein Papers Project has been at Caltech.

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