Albert Einstein's First Visit to the United States. 1921
Harris & Ewing

These photographs, from the Harris & Ewing collection at the Library of Congress are from Einstein's visit to Washington, DC., here shown with his wife Elsa.

A dozen years later, Einstein would resettle permanently in the United States. He renounced his German citizenship soon after Adolf Hitler's seizure of power in 1933 and lived in Princeton, New Jersey for the remainder of his life. Here, Einstein's Declaration of Intention to become a United States citizen.