Photos: The Life of Albert Einstein

Life.com

The poster of Albert Einstein that adorns the walls of college dorm rooms across the country has become an immediately recognizable staple in popular culture. But, to celebrate what would have been his 131st birthday, Life.com has assembled a very interesting photo set of rarely-seen images, starting with the first known photograph of him from 1882. The images run the gamut from candid environmental portraits to red carpet shots with Charlie Chaplin. Clicking through them is certainly a worthwhile way to spend the remaining hours of the work week.

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