The stories behind 6 famous Einstein photos

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to images of the great man.

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Einstein worked on a new refrigerator design from 1926 to 1933. Einstein worked on a new refrigerator design from 1926 to 1933. (Photo: Central Press / Getty Images)

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Under cover of light

Photography was the dominant visual medium of the 20th century, and few people dominated it more than Albert Einstein.

The beloved scientist certainly wasn't camera shy, and his singular look and style (not to mention his fame) made him an attractive subject for photographers of his day.

But the thing with pictures is that they show, they don't tell. And with Einstein there were always stories behind the surface. Here, we tell six of them.

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