Einstein’s Smelly Leather Jacket Sold For $150,000 At An Auction


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The latest list of items offered by the famous auction house for sale included a weathered leather jacket of Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist who proved that E=mc^2.

 

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The winning bid for the jacket was a mind-blowing $144,424. The Christie’s examiners of the lot described the leather jacket of Albert Einstein as “rather pungent”.  Einstein got the jacket from Levi Strauss (the man knew how to make a fashion statement, eh?) around the 1930s. You can see him lounging around wearing the same jacket in this picture as he took a vacation in the Bahamas, in 1935.

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He exudes confidence in his cool jacket, doesn’t he?

 

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Christie’s description of the jacket explains that it was one of the favourite clothing items of the genius scientist:

“The jacket first appears in a number of photographs of Einstein, taken at the height of his fame in the mid-1930s. A shot from 1935 shows the scientist wearing it upon his arrival for a holiday in the Bahamas.”

Leopold Infeld, a fellow scientist of Einstein, told that the revered physicist wanted to keep his life free of material needs.

“Long hair reduced the need for a barber and one leather jacket solved the coat problem for years.”

Apart from the jacket, a pocket watch and building blocks that Einstein played with during his childhood were also offered for sale.

 

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