Iconic Einstein photo sells for $74K

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A New Hampshire auction company has sold the original autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue hanging out for $74,324.

The picture was sold to David Waxman, owner of Estates of Mind in Great Neck, New York. It was taken by UPI photographer Arthur Sasse in 1951 at Princeton University after a celebration honoring Einstein on his birthday.

According to Bobby Livingston of RRAuction.com, it was the highest price ever paid for a photograph of the legendary physicist. The iconic photo was signed by Einstein himself in 1953, the height of the 1950s Communist witch hunt.