Albert Einstein's pipe, about 1948
A man whose theory of relativity and other work in theoretical physics radically revised concepts of space, time, and matter, Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Einstein gave this pipeone of his signature tobacco pipesto his secretary, Gina Plunguian, as a memento in 1948. The Smithsonian acquired it in 1979.
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