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Einstein's desk the day after his death

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  1. tslex

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    I thought this would have some real interest for our gang here.

    Historical photos

    Fifth photo down in this collection is Einstein's desk the day after his death.

    Very last photo has a pipe, as well.

    (Lot's of other interesting historical photos in the group as well. But be warned, there is some strong content from the war years.)

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  2. mrenglish

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    Wow, strong is definitely the word for some of those pictures.

    Neat photo of Einsteins desk!

    Michael
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    Thank you for sharing!

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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I noticed the last picture two of the German soldiers had pipes clenched in their mouthes as they waded the trenches.

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    Very, very cool - thanks!

    That last pic makes me kind of feel like a wuss for worrying about ghosting, taking apart hot, always twisting clockwise, etc.

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    Some very powerful images there, thank you for sharing.

    "A cup of tea and a pipeful of tobacco are a sublime combination; one that speaks to a contemplative repast, a sense of ritual, and a repudiation of worldly cares." ~ E. Roberts
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    Thanks for posting, those are some real time capsule photos.

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    What wonderfully powerful and moving images, thanks for sharing those.

    “The fact is, Squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It’s the poor man’s friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth.”
    -”Sam Slick, The Clockmaker”
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    Awesome!

    Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world. - Irish Proverb
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    Interesting. Offers a different view of things.

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    Great Photos!!

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    I always love viewing pics from WWI & II. Thanks for sharing.

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    I hope that B-25 bomber pilot got a medal for that mission. What a shot!

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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    Thanks for posting the historical photos.

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    This is a great collection of historical pictures. A few comments.
    Henry Ford should have been tried and executed as a traitor. But we Americans love our vile wealthy. Only the average guy or the depraved criminal feels the force of justice. Rich guys get a pass. Will this ever change?
    I have always wanted to see a picture of an Asian opium den, thanks.
    How awful we humans can be to each other! What is wrong with us? Dangling bread in front of starving people? What a huge sin that is.
    Laughing at Auschwitz? Certainly "inappropriate" in today's language.

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    Foggy, I agree about Ford.

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    +1 foggy

    What great pictures. Thanks for posting.

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    proof that this is indeed the Insane Asylum of the Universe, nowhere else could things be more screwed up, and it's not going to get any better.

    " I'm talking about the kind of sound you can feel. When it comes to great stereo you can't beat big speakers, I'm talking about big speakers with big woofers."
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    Not only Ford was a NAZI sympathizer but many other celebrities and political figures. Charles Lindberg was one. Eugenics had contemporary scientific approval and was practiced in the United States on the mentally ill and minorities.

    I would hope we are more enlightened these days, but I wonder?

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    What a great share. Wow. I feel a little lost now..

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    I had a dream two nights ago that I sat down with Einstein for a smoke. He had a huge corn cob pipe. It was a pretty cool dream.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    Foggy, I agree about Ford.

    Not just Henry Ford... Apparently General Motors was quite keen on selling vehicles to the Nazis.

    "May 2, 1934, after practicing his sieg heil in front of a mirror, [James] Mooney and two other senior executives from General Motors and its German division, Adam Opel A.G., went to meet Hitler in his Chancellery office."

    From an article called "Nazis Rode to War on GM Wheels"
    http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Nazis-rode-to-war-on-GM-wheels-2659006.php

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    Gives us pause when the phrase 'I was only following orders' was used

    My grandparents and other relatives were killed by the nazis (not capitalized on purpose) and my father, the last son to leave Poland, never forgave himself for abandoning them.

    He could never talk about it. He was 17 when he came to the US, and the deep seated anger never left him until he died

    I inherited it.

    The phrase is: 'Never Again'

    Allan
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    Death wasn't good enough for many of the German nazi's. My step-grandfather lost his wife, kids, and entire family in the Holocaust. He had that number tattoo on his fore arm. He was also a pipe smoker. He died before we could enjoy a pipe together. Somewhere in a box somewhere are all his pipes, but try as I might, I can't get anyone to dig them out for me.

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    Thanks for sharing.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    Bryan

    I hope you can convince the family members to find the pipes before they get lost or thrown out.

    Good luck

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    Thank you for sharing this.

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    Loved the photo of the British soldier with the hole in the helmet. Hope he made it through.

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    Not only Ford was a NAZI sympathizer but many other celebrities and political figures. Charles Lindberg was one. Eugenics had contemporary scientific approval and was practiced in the United States on the mentally ill and minorities.

    It’s amazing how little is known or understood about all of that these days. Or the guise under which it still operates. The below article is a good introduction to it all, but really there is much more to the story.

    The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics
    http://hnn.us/article/1796

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    very cool photos - great share.

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    Both of my Grandfathers were in WWII. One in the European theater and the other in the Pacific. Neither one could or would talk of their experiences. They both saw heavy fighting and were lucky to get out alive. They did not know what PTSD was. Both had terrible nightmares and would wake up in cold sweats. Thanks to the Greatest Generation and the sacrifices they made for our freedoms. I fear we will forget. These pictures help us remember. Thanks for posting.

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2013/march/rare_historical_photos.htm

    this one also has a different angle of Einstein's desk as well as Custer and his boys smoking pipes!

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    Being an ametuer photographer myself, I absolutely love black and white film photos. Especially those taken before color film was widely available and utilized. I have found some of the most powerful images in B&W photography, and it brings forth something that color can't do.

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