Photograph of Albert Einstein playing the violin alongside Gaby Casadesus (1901-1999, wife of French composer Robert Casadesus) playing the piano at the day club for war refugees , 1941. Signed on back with Acme News Pictures agency ink stamp.
Attached: a complete issue from the New York Times with a photo of Einstein playing the violin at another event.
The concert was organized by the AFSC - American Friends Service Committee that promoted social justice. During the war they provided aid to displaced children, and this event took place for them in Princeton. It was one of the rare public performances by Einstein, who since childhood rarely performed publicly. The audience includes some 300 people, including many prominent figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Adele Stevenson. The violin Einstein played was donated by the Stradivarius Society.
Attached: A complete issue [!] of the New York Times November 10, 1933, where on page 24, it shows Einstein holding a violin playing together with a group of famous musicians he hosted at his home in Princeton with his wife standing behind him.
Photo: 22x18 cm. Slight crack in the upper right corner on the border of the white margins. Two cracks in the upper part of the photograph a little above the center along its length (visible in the picture) Otherwise good condition.