Iconic Einstein Pic Fetches $74K

Iconic image beats the record for a photo of the physicist
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2009 4:25 AM CDT
This undated photo released by RR Auction, LLC., shows an original signed print of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out at photographers. It sold at a New Hampshire auction house for $74,324.    (AP Photo/RR Auction, LLC.)
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(Newser) – An iconic image of a tongue-wagging Albert Einstein went for $74K at a New Hampshire auction, reports WCVB Boston. The photo is from a 1951 birthday celebration for the physicist at Princeton University. While Einstein may look playful in the picture, he intended the irreverent image as a statement against McCarthyism, said the auctioneer. The winning bidder owns a scientific book store in New York.
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