File:Einstein patentoffice.jpg

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English: German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.
Date 1904[1] or 1905[2]
Source Cropped from original at the Historical Museum of Berne.
Author Lucien Chavan [1] (1868 - 1942), a friend of Einstein's when he was living in Berne.
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An uncropped version available at NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day". According to the NASA site:
Since no copyright statement is attached to this photograph, it is presumed to be public domain in the U.S.

The Swiss copyright on this image expired at the end of 1992.
Other versions :Image:Einstein patentoffice full.jpg.


  1. a b Albert Einstein: Physicist and World Citizen. Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (2006-07-17). Retrieved on 2007-09-14.
  2. Historical Museum of Berne


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  • 2008-06-06 22:34 XcepticZP 666×870× (94730 bytes) Fixed contrast. Put white background. Removed few scratches.
  • 2007-09-11 19:20 Lupo 666×870× (95036 bytes) Better version from the Historical Museum of Berne
  • 2004-07-12 07:31 Stevertigo 197×294× (13892 bytes) Fair use


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