Lotte Jacobi, Signed Photo Postcards of Albert Einstein, Plus
Lot of 5 silver gelatin real photo postcards, featuring 3 views of Albert Einstein during his leisure time signed by the photographer, Lotte Jacobi. Accompanied by a signed photograph of an enthusiastic Carter supporter brandishing a patriotic sun hat topped with a donkey and a photographic study by Lotte Jacobi of a cat in front of a lace-curtained window.
Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990) descended from a line of talented German photographers. During World War II, the Nazis offered her Aryan status. Jacobi refused and fled with her family to America. She established a studio in New York and became one of the leading photographers in the country. In addition to Einstein, her portraits of notable subjects include Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Alfred Stieglitz, and J.D. Salinger.