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The Einstein of 1905...
...was not the luminous saint of his most famous portrait
by Philippe Halsman from the 1940s.
Einstein was really never the luminous saint of this
portrait. He was disheveled in spite of his best efforts.
This is the Einstein of 1905, working as a clerk in the
patent office in Bern, Switzerland.
This is Einstein at 16 at high school.
Cocky. Self-assured. No respect for authority.