Albert Einstein’s office exactly the way he had left it, just a few hours after he had passed away on April 18, 1955. Life Magazine spoke to the photographer, Ralph Morse:
“I headed to the hospital first, but it was chaos — journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to Einstein’s office [at the Institute for Advanced Study]. On the way, I stopped and bought a case of scotch. I knew people might be reluctant to talk, but that they’re usually happy to accept a bottle of booze, rather than money, in exchange for their help. Anyway, I get to the building, find the superintendent, offer him a fifth of scotch and like that, he opens up the office.”
The rest of the interview along with some background information can be found at LIFE Magazine’s website.